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ACT has special section for writing test. If you register to take writing test, you should prepare writing vocabulary. In general, words of writing test are simpler than of reading; however, you must spell them correctly and use them in right place. Only when these words are used in your essay without any wrong, your idea has chance to be expressed to examiner. Otherwise, no matter what you think, you cannot show your idea by a meaningful sentence. Therefore writing vocabulary is the base of writing test. The 1000 ACT writing words cover common topics and styles of ACT writing test. If you skim them, you may feel they are easy. Yes, they aren’t difficult words; but you should spell them rather than just know them. This is why we collect them exclusively. Hopefully, it can help anyone who plans to take part in ACT writing test to do spelling exercise. This is a middle size vocabulary, but it’s strong enough for high score hunters in writing test.


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disquisition: Read
n. an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion

dissemble: Read
v. behave unnaturally or affectedly
v. make believe with the intent to deceive


dissimulate: Read
v. hide (feelings) from other people

distend: Read
v. become wider
v. cause to expand as it by internal pressure


distinction: Read
n. a distinguishing quality
n. a discrimination between things as different and distinct


diversified: Read
a. having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety

divulge: Read
v. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

docile: Read
a. easily handled or managed
a. ready and willing to be taught


dogged: Read
a. stubbornly unyielding

doggerel: Read
n. a comic verse of irregular measure

dormer: Read
n. a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window

dotage: Read
n. mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

dote: Read
v. be foolish or senile due to old age
v. shower with love; show excessive affection for


dregs: Read
n. sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

dulcet: Read
a. pleasing to the ear
a. extremely pleasant in a gentle way


dutiful: Read
a. willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

dwell: Read
v. come back to
v. think moodily or anxiously about something


dyspeptic: Read
a. suffering from dyspepsia
n. a person suffering from indigestion


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apologist  Read
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v. show submission or fear
v. crouch or curl up
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v. assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
v. furnish
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a. lacking spontaneity; not natural
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n. a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
apostate  Read
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v. put in motion or move to act
v. give an incentive for action
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v. catch sight of
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a. not faithful to religion or party or cause
n. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
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a. of an appropriate or pertinent nature
ad. at an opportune time
arrogate  Read
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v. make undue claims to having
v. demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
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n. equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
n. a supplementary component that improves capability
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v. show submission or fear
v. crouch or curl up
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v. annoy persistently
v. surround so as to force to give up
attitude  Read
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n. a long narrow depression in a surface
n. a long narrow opening
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n. a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
n. the arrangement of the body and its limbs
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n. temporary cessation or suspension
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n. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
n. a disparaging remark
capricious  Read
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v. cause to lose one's composure
v. cause to feel embarrassment
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n. a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
n. the arrangement of the body and its limbs
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a. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
a. changeable
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n. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
confluence  Read
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v. make automatic or control or operate automatically
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v. show off
v. wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
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n. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
n. a person's financial situation (good or bad)
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n. a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
n. a coming together of people
contend  Read
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n. flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
n. a sudden and violent collapse
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n. a long narrow depression in a surface
n. a long narrow opening
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v. come to terms with
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
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v. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
dearth  Read
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n. an acute insufficiency
n. an insufficient quantity or number
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a. proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
a. (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
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v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
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a. heedful of potential consequences
debacle  Read
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n. flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
n. a sudden and violent collapse
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a. having the same ancestral language
a. related in nature
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v. cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
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a. of an appropriate or pertinent nature
ad. at an opportune time
deprave  Read
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n. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
n. a person's financial situation (good or bad)
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n. the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
n. a special group delegated to consider some matter
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v. make automatic or control or operate automatically
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v. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
 ACT Writing Words - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc] n. a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution


Spelling Word: apologist
Read [Esc] n. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
n. a disparaging remark


Spelling Word: aspersion
Read [Esc] a. sour or bitter in taste
n. a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals


Spelling Word: astringent
Read [Esc] n. a feeling of intense dislike
n. the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away


Spelling Word: aversion
Read [Esc] n. a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
v. make or roll into bolts


Spelling Word: bolt
Read [Esc] n. a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
a. given to haughty disregard of others


Spelling Word: cavalier
Read [Esc] n. the shore of a sea or ocean
n. the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it


Spelling Word: coast
Read [Esc] n. the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
v. arrange attractively


Spelling Word: coiffure
Read [Esc] n. assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
n. a light informal meal


Spelling Word: collation
Read [Esc] n. open disrespect for a person or thing
n. a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous


Spelling Word: contempt