Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)
On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘hate’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.
I was astonished (adjective) by the amount of people who turned up for the product launch. It amazed (verb) me that we had so much support. My employees were pleasantly (adverb) surprised (adjective), but I think my business partner was more bewildered (adjective) than anything else.
*Note that some words below, like surprised, can be used as both verbs and adjectives. For example:
I surprised him - verb
I was surprised by him - adjective
In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.
In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.
*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list.
(e.g. it came as a big shock to everyone; it was a real stunner; it was an unexpected upset)
(in) awe (of)
(e.g. I was shocked; the outcome was astounding; the results were amazing)
(e.g. it unsettled me; the shock overwhelmed him; she really upset her partner)
(e.g. the well was disconcertingly deep; it was a staggeringly ridiculous statement; I think he handled the bad news amazingly well)