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4000 IELTS Academic Word List (1)

IELTS academic test is a widely accepted examine in English countries. Its mark is a key for university or college admission, especially for applying top universities or scholarships. You have to work hard to prepare the exam, and spend much of time to build IELTS academic vocabulary. This word list is for this job.

Vocabulary level is an important factor to evaluate language skill in all English tests, IELTS has no exception.Because the test date is booked in near future, test takers are always trying to study something that are high probably useful on test papers.It means pick up a random dictionary to prepare IELTS vocabulary isn't a good idea. Every word has own frequency in certain circumstance. IELTS test, especially academic reading test, has own convention to select materials. Words that meet with the convention are called IELTS academic words.

IELTS academic word list isn't an accurate set. Search on Internet you can see a dozen of word lists called for IELTS academic test . Students with separate levels or situations may choose differently. Here we present the largest one in the website as a serious resource for IELTS test takers. The total 4000+ words reflect the essential vocabulary level of IELTS academic test. If you are serious for your future test and university admission, you should work on the list. It’s long but deserves to spend time. Besides, we remind you this list is based on general word list. As academic test takers, IELTS general words are the foundation of your test, never ignore them..


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adequate: Read
a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

adhere: Read
v. Syn. stick; bond
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with

adhesive: Read
n. Syn. glue; paste
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

adjacent: Read
a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near

adjoin: Read
v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on

adjust: Read
v. Syn. adapt; regulate
adapt; regulate

adjustment: Read
n.
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

administer: Read
v. Syn. govern; supervise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications

administration: Read
n. Syn. management; supervision; executive
management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties

administrative: Read
a.
of or relating to or responsible for administration

admiration: Read
n.
favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval

admire: Read
v. Syn. esteem; appreciate
regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise; marvel at

admission: Read
n. Syn. admittance; entrance; access
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter

admit: Read
v.
permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to

admittedly: Read
ad. Syn. doubtlessly; surely
doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly

adolescence: Read
n. Syn. youth; juvenescence
state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; transitional period between youth and maturity

adolescent: Read
n.
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;

adopt: Read
v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family

adoption: Read
n.
act of accepting with approval

adore: Read
v. Syn. idolize; adorn
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection

adorn: Read
v. Syn. decorate
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments

adornment: Read
n. Syn. embellishment; decoration
embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament

adult: Read
n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown

advance: Read
v. Syn. further; progress
proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward

advanced: Read
a.
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive

adventure: Read
n. Syn. risk; venture
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger

adventurous: Read
a. Syn. valiant; venturesome
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures

adversary: Read
n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition

adverse: Read
a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

adversity: Read
n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advertise: Read
v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of

advisable: Read
a.
proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent; ready to receive advice

advocate: Read
v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aerial: Read
a.
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air

affect: Read
v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

affection: Read
n. Syn. fondness; love
fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness

affectionate: Read
a. Syn. loving
having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; kindly inclined; zealous

affiliate: Read
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate

affirm: Read
v. Syn. assert; confirm
assert; confirm

affirmation: Read
n. Syn. confirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath

affirmative: Read
a.
confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming

afford: Read
v. Syn. pay; risk
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of

affordable: Read
a.
able to pay for

agency: Read
n.
a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government

agent: Read
n. Syn. representative; delegate; deputy
one that acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

aggravate: Read
v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome

aggregate: Read
v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to

aggregation: Read
n.
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

aggressive: Read
a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly

aggressor: Read
n. Syn. attacker; assailant; invader
one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks

agitate: Read
v. Syn. disturb
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb

agitation: Read
n. Syn. anxiety; disturbance
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance

agony: Read
n.
extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle

agreeable: Read
a. Syn. pleasing; acceptable
ready to consent or submit; acceptable

agreement: Read
n.
state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character

agriculture: Read
n.
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

aid: Read
n.
person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant

ailment: Read
n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction

aim: Read
n. Syn. objective; object; plan
point or direct towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

air: Read
v.
be broadcast on television or radio

aircraft: Read
n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon

aisle: Read
n.
passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building

ajar: Read
a.
half-open; slightly turned or opened

alarm: Read
n.
any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger

album: Read
n.
a list of names; a register for visitors; a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs

alert: Read
n.
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

alien: Read
a. Syn. strange; unfamiliar; foreign
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person

alienate: Read
v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally

alignment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement; association; alliance
arrangement; association; alliance

alike: Read
a. Syn. similar; resembling
similar; in the same manner or to the same degree

allergic: Read
a.
excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy

allergy: Read
n.
hyper sensitivity reaction; abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances

alliance: Read
n.
state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties

allocate: Read
v. Syn. assign
assign; distribute according to plan

allot: Read
v. Syn. distribute
parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot

allowance: Read
n. Syn. authorization; permission
approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting

alloy: Read
v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate

ally: Read
n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator

alone: Read
a. Syn. solitary; by oneself
solitary; by oneself

along: Read
ad.
by the length; in a line with the length; onward; forward; in company; together

alongside: Read
ad.
along or by the side; side by side with

alter: Read
v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert

alternate: Read
a. Syn. substitute
happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute

alternation: Read
n.
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again

alternative: Read
a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice

altitude: Read
n. Syn. elevation; height
elevation especially above sea level; height

aluminum: Read
n.
silvery ductile metallic element

amateur: Read
a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art

amaze: Read
v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
astonish; affect with wonder

amazement: Read
n. Syn. wonder; surprise
wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment

ambassador: Read
n.
authorized messenger or representative

ambiguity: Read
n.
state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambiguous: Read
a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambition: Read
n. Syn. aspiration
aspiration

ambitious: Read
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement

ambulance: Read
n.
field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital

amend: Read
v. Syn. correct; improve
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors

amendment: Read
n. Syn. correction; revision
correction; revision

amends: Read
n.
compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation

amiable: Read
a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

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accident  Read
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event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
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practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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shield away from; prevent
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improper use or handling; misuse
accommodation  Read
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causing fear, dread, or terror; extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible
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enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
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happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
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living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience
acquainted  Read
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a physicist who studies astronomy
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be broadcast on television or radio
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known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar
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capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance
address  Read
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word of opposite meaning; counter term
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improper use or handling; misuse
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make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of
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capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance
adorn  Read
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capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance
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act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
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enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
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ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of
alter  Read
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modify; cause to change; make different; convert
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one that acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
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take vengeance for something, or on behalf of someone
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succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete
alternate  Read
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improper use or handling; misuse
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happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
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a physicist who studies astronomy
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ready to consent or submit; acceptable
analysis  Read
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event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
Exercise
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
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surprise; shock
Exercise
sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
approve  Read
Exercise
take vengeance for something, or on behalf of someone
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modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits
Exercise
surprise; shock
Exercise
ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of
arrange  Read
Exercise
put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose
Exercise
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter
Exercise
known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar
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v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn


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v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill


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v. Syn. idolize; adorn
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection


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v. Syn. pay; risk
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of


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n.
hyper sensitivity reaction; abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances


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state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties


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n.
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again


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a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art


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n.
field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital


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addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail


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