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ESL ACT Vocabulary (1)

Globalization leads USA universities are accepting more and more foreign students. ACT test is one option for them to apply for admission. For ESL (English as Second Language) students, ACT test is much more difficult than for USA high school students. They will face tougher contents and challenge harder preparation.

Students have many jobs to prepare ACT test. In general, building vocabulary is the top task, because vocabulary is the foundation of all English-related test sections, either reading or writing. Most of ACT test takers have to spend much time to learn new words and review known words. It isn't an easy job for them. As for ESL students, it becomes much heavier.

In addition to normal ACT vocabulary that USA high school students must own, ESL students have to learn some extra words. The generic ACT vocabularies are mainly from 11th and 12th grades. However, ESL students live in non-English language circumstances; their English vocabularies completely come from various textbooks. For example, 'basement' is a very common word in America, but foreign test takers may don't hear this word yet. If they prepare ACT vocabulary by normal word lists, which unlikely include lower grades' words, more or less some common words will be missed.

ESL ACT Vocabulary is compiled for non-English speakers to cover the gap. Basically, words in this list aren't very difficult, but they are likely used on ACT test papers and confuse the foreign test takers. These words are usually ignored by mainstream ACT vocabularies because of simple or common. To help ESL students study by mother language, this list includes definitions in 20 languages for each word

Last but not least, ESL students are supposed to choose a full size vocabulary, like 3500 ACT Vocabulary, as the base to build own ACT vocabulary. This list, ESL ACT Vocabulary, is only an additional list to fix vocabulary leak of ESL students.


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accompanying: Read
a. Syn. attendant; concomitant
attendant; concomitant

accordion: Read
n.
a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player

accredit: Read
v. Syn. authorize; commission
authorize; commission; give credit for

acquisition: Read
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

addict: Read
v.
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to

additive: Read
n. Syn. addition; supplement
addition; supplement

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accessibility  Read
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an expert who gives advice
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attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
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blend; union
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change something into another form; transform
alignment  Read
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a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
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contentious speech act; argument
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instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
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arrangement; association; alliance
ambitious  Read
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approach; come near
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consisting of, relating to, or being in water
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compact
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aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
appetite  Read
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bring order and organization to; harmonize
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bump; hit; conflict
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instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
appoint  Read
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designate; nominate
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coins collectively
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a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
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confront; oppose
approximate  Read
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a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
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comfortable; relaxing
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approach; come near
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bring order and organization to; harmonize
bellows  Read
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a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely
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chief; leader
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a commissioned military officer
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achievement; fulfillment
caution  Read
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care; being attentive to possible danger
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contentious speech act; argument
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accompanying
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composition for orchestra and a soloist
civility  Read
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hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax
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instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
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aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
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act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship
clutch  Read
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crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
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a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
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device for gripping and holding; tense, critical situation
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act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
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n.
a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation


Spelling Word: academician
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n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
achievement; fulfillment


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v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on


Spelling Word: adjoin
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n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator


Spelling Word: ally
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n. Syn. assessment; evaluation
assessment; evaluation; the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth


Spelling Word: appraisal
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v.
blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate


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n.
an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements


Spelling Word: bronze
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n.
a widely known person


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n.
demand for something as rightful or due


Spelling Word: claim
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a.
concerning; simultaneous


Spelling Word: coincident