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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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civilization: Read
n. Syn. culture
culture

clam: Read
v. Syn. tranquilize; soothe
be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang

classification: Read
n.
assigning to a class or category

clergy: Read
n.
clergymen collectively; body of people ordained for religious service

clip: Read
v.
cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:

clumsy: Read
a. Syn. awkward; inept
awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude

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appoint  Read
Exercise
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
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arrangement of parts or elements; outline
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designate; nominate
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be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
assault  Read
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be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
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attack; onslaught
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barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals
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acknowledge; admit
behavior  Read
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confederate; partner; collaborator
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confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration
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conduct; manner
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acknowledge; admit
blame  Read
Exercise
condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure
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arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow
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be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
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broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
bunch  Read
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about; roughly
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clump; cluster; gathering
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cell; compartment; room
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breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; reduce the air supply
buzz  Read
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any of several large shaggy-manned humped bovid having large heads and short horns
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be present at; go to; take care of; tend
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confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration
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arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow
carve  Read
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acknowledge; admit
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be next to; be contiguous to; border on
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conduct; manner
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cut; sculpt
cassette  Read
Exercise
container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
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beverage made from juice pressed from apples
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conduct; manner
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barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals
chamber  Read
Exercise
a commissioned military officer
Exercise
container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
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cell; compartment; room
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being or concerning or limited to a continent
colonel  Read
Exercise
a commissioned military officer
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beverage made from juice pressed from apples
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cell; compartment; room
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be full of; be plentiful
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v. Syn. adjoin
border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent


Spelling Word: abut
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a. Syn. aloft
aloft; flying; in the air


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n. Syn. arrangement; association; alliance
arrangement; association; alliance


Spelling Word: alignment
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a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement


Spelling Word: ambitious
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n. Syn. diligence
close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance


Spelling Word: application
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n.
activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose


Spelling Word: assistance
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a. Syn. desolate
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking


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


Spelling Word: blight
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n. Syn. blessing; benefit
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request


Spelling Word: boon
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n. Syn. adjustment; measurement
adjustment; measurement


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