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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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convalesce: Read
v. get over an illness or shock

convention: Read
n. (diplomacy) an international agreement
n. something regarded as a normative example


convince: Read
v. make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

corpulent: Read
a. excessively fat

countermand: Read
n. a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
v. cancel officially


court: Read
n. a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
v. seek someone's favor


cower: Read
v. show submission or fear
v. crouch or curl up


coy: Read
a. showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
a. modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures


cozen: Read
v. be false to; be dishonest with
v. cheat or trick


crabbed: Read
a. annoyed and irritable

craven: Read
a. lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
n. an abject coward


credence: Read
n. a kind of sideboard or buffet
n. the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true


credible: Read
a. (a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous
a. appearing to merit belief or acceptance


credo: Read
n. any system of principles or beliefs

crevice: Read
n. a long narrow depression in a surface
n. a long narrow opening


crew: Read
n. an informal body of friends
n. the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)


crone: Read
n. an ugly evil-looking old woman

cryptic: Read
a. of an obscure nature
a. having a secret or hidden meaning


cupidity: Read
n. extreme greed for material wealth

dais: Read
n. a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

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 ACT Writing Words - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abstemious  Read
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v. come to terms with
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
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a. sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
a. marked by temperance in indulgence
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n. temporary cessation or suspension
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a. of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
acquiesce  Read
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v. make a more or less disguised reference to
n. a public promotion of some product or service
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n. an auxiliary activity
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v. to stress, single out as important
v. put stress on; utter with an accent
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v. to agree or express agreement
advert  Read
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v. make a more or less disguised reference to
n. a public promotion of some product or service
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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. curved down like an eagle's beak
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n. a closed political meeting
v. meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
allege  Read
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a. having high relative density or specific gravity
a. permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
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n. something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
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v. assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
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v. report or maintain
apocryphal  Read
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n. a ship abandoned on the high seas
a. worn and broken down by hard use
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v. cite as an authority; resort to
n. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
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n. any system of principles or beliefs
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a. of or belonging to the Apocrypha
a. being of questionable authenticity
apropos  Read
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n. an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
a. following or accompanying as a consequence
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a. of an appropriate or pertinent nature
ad. at an opportune time
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a. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
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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
archetype  Read
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a. suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
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v. to agree or express agreement
n. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
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v. cite as an authority; resort to
n. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
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n. something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
assent  Read
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a. diffusing warmth and friendliness
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v. come to terms with
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
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v. to agree or express agreement
n. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
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n. a closed political meeting
v. meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
cleave  Read
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a. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
a. (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous
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n. an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
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n. any system of principles or beliefs
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v. make by cutting into
v. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
consider  Read
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n. an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
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v. conclude by reasoning; in logic
v. reason by deduction; establish by deduction
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v. report or maintain
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v. give careful consideration to
v. look at carefully; study mentally
 ACT Writing Words - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc] v. connect closely and often incriminatingly
v. have an effect upon


Spelling Word: affect
Read [Esc] a. capable of relieving pain
n. a medicine used to relieve pain


Spelling Word: anodyne
Read [Esc] v. make undue claims to having
v. demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to


Spelling Word: arrogate
Read [Esc] v. be silly or tease one another
n. light teasing repartee


Spelling Word: banter
Read [Esc] v. leave or give by will after one's death


Spelling Word: bequeath
Read [Esc] v. ask for or request earnestly


Spelling Word: beseech
Read [Esc] v. [___] a quality on
v. give as a gift


Spelling Word: bestow
Read [Esc] a. having the same ancestral language
a. related in nature


Spelling Word: cognate
Read [Esc] v. put or send forth
v. make or work out a plan for; devise


Spelling Word: contrive
Read [Esc] n. a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
v. seek someone's favor


Spelling Word: court