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This is a proven word list for IELTS academic test takers. The 3600 IELTS vocabulary is from Pacific Lava's English Vocabulary Builder, a very popular program with 10K users. The list assumes that students already have at least 3000 generic words and is designed for test takers to study and review just two or one month before test day. To skim all words and skip known ones in groups quickly, each word is less than 2 definitions. We understand definitions are a part of vocabulary, and in general a word usually has multiple definitions. For the nature of preparing IELTS, the first two important definitions are selected here. All definitions are powered by great English dictionary website Wordnik.


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cue: Read
v. assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
n. sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards


culminate: Read
v. bring to a head or to the highest point
v. rise to, or form, a summit


cultivate: Read
v. prepare for crops
v. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment


culture: Read
n. a particular society at a particular time and place
n. all the knowledge and values shared by a society


cumbersome: Read
a. difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
a. not elegant or graceful in expression


cumulative: Read
a. increasing by successive addition

cunning: Read
n. crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
n. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception


cupboard: Read
n. a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space

curb: Read
n. a stock exchange in New York
v. to put down by force or authority


cure: Read
n. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
v. be or become preserved


curl: Read
v. twist or roll into coils or ringlets
v. wind around something in coils or loops


currency: Read
n. the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
n. the property of belonging to the present time


current: Read
n. a flow of electricity through a conductor
n. a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)


curriculum: Read
n. an integrated course of academic studies

curse: Read
v. heap obscenities upon
v. utter obscenities or profanities


curtail: Read
v. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
v. place restrictions on


curve: Read
n. a line on a graph representing data
v. bend or cause to bend


cushion: Read
n. the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle
n. a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.


custodian: Read
n. one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals

custom: Read
n. a specific practice of long standing
n. accepted or habitual practice


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 3600 IELTS Vocabulary - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abundance  Read
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n. an associate that one works with
n. a person who is member of one's class or profession
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v. resist
v. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
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n. (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present
n. the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
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n. the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
activate  Read
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n. a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
v. begin to deal with
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v. put in motion or move to act
v. make active or more active
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n. the state of being certain
n. something that is certain
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n. acceptance as satisfactory
n. a feeling of liking something or someone good
adverse  Read
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a. of long duration
a. habitual
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v. cut a nick into
n. the act of chipping something
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a. contrary to your interests or welfare
a. in an opposing direction
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n. a central cohesive source of support and stability
n. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
applicant  Read
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n. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
n. acting according to certain accepted standards
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a. aiding and abetting in a crime
n. someone who helps another person commit a crime
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n. a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
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v. stuff with cork
n. (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
astronomy  Read
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n. a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
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n. (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present
n. the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
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n. the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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n. the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
a. at or near the south pole
bibliography  Read
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a. fairly large
a. more than enough in size or scope or capacity
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n. a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)
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n. a room used primarily for sleeping
v. place in a chamber
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v. cut a nick into
n. the act of chipping something
bloc  Read
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n. an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
n. the creation of something in the mind
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v. hold back
v. restrict
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a. of long duration
a. habitual
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n. a group of countries in special alliance
catalyst  Read
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n. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
n. acting according to certain accepted standards
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a. enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
n. a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
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n. something that causes an important event to happen
n. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
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n. an associate that one works with
n. a person who is member of one's class or profession
chamber  Read
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n. the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
n. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
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n. the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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n. a room used primarily for sleeping
v. place in a chamber
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v. stuff with cork
n. (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
coarse  Read
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n. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
n. acting according to certain accepted standards
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v. bring into existence
v. create or manufacture a man-made product
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v. come upon, as if by accident; meet with
v. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
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a. of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
a. of low or inferior quality or value
 3600 IELTS Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc] a. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field


Spelling Word: adept
Read [Esc] a. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride


Spelling Word: arrogant
Read [Esc] a. obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
a. convenient for use or disposal


Spelling Word: available
Read [Esc] v. [___] in a certain manner
v. [___] well or properly


Spelling Word: behave
Read [Esc] v. sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor
n. drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling


Spelling Word: brew
Read [Esc] n. vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
n. the act of feeding by continual nibbling


Spelling Word: browse
Read [Esc] v. tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
n. general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate


Spelling Word: bug
Read [Esc] v. cut to pieces
v. engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface


Spelling Word: carve
Read [Esc] n. money in the form of bills or coins
v. exchange for cash


Spelling Word: cash
Read [Esc] a. abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
a. morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)


Spelling Word: chaste