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4000 IELTS General Word List (1)

IELTS General Test is to measure English level to fit for daily living and working. To apply to migrate to English speaking countries, including Australia, UK, Canada, and New Zealand, people usually are asked to take this test. Most people think that IELTS General Test is easier then IELTS Academic Test. However, test takers should focus on the requirements of own tests, not simply compare which is easier to pass. Actually they are independent tests and their scores cannot be converted in any way.

To reflect nature of this test, IELTS general vocabulary has its own attribute: related to living, working, and social activities. Most of words in general test are common but from real scenarios, such as shopping in mall and renting an apartment. These words aren't difficult for native English speakers. But for ESL (English as Second Language), many people still need take courses to study before test day.

This vocabulary is compiled to meet with the basic criteria of IELTS general test. These 4000 words are categorized into 11 groups. To speed up your learning and reviewing, the initial page shows word list alone and hides definitions. If you need to look up definition, just click a button to retrieve by word. This design helps you skip known words as fast as possible, because this is a large list and you may know some of them more or less. This is a proven IELTS general vocabulary with smart web technology support. It will dramatically decrease your time and increase chance to pass the test.

In addition, we have to remind IELTS academic test takers that these 4000 IELTS general words are actually the base of both academic and general test. If you are IELTS academic test taker, you should know this list as your fundamental vocabulary. Based on it, enrich IELTS academic vocabulary. Especially, students living non-English speaking counties should take this word list seriously, because most of IELTS academic vocabularies exclude common daily words, but some of which occur on IELTS academic test papers frequently. This's why you shouldn't miss the list.


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n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers
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a. have the skills and qualifications to do things well
a. having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
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n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
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n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
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n. the state of being acceptable and accepted
n. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
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n. the quality of being at hand when needed
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ad. quickly and without warning
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ad. to a noticeable degree
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a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval
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n. a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
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a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
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n. the quality of being at hand when needed
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a. adequate for the purpose
a. judged to be in conformity with approved usage
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n. the English language as used in the United States
a. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas
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n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
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a. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
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n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
n. trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
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ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
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n. a proposal for an appropriate course of action
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v. make a request or demand for something to somebody
v. direct or put; seek an answer to
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a. completely enveloping
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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
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ad. anew
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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
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a. capable of being attributed
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a. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
n. a very old person
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n. an era of history having some distinctive feature
v. make older
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ad. anew
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n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
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n. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
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ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
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ad. to any degree or extent
a. one or some or every or all without specification
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ad. to a noticeable degree
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a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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a. any of various alternatives; some other
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ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
a. completely given to or absorbed by
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n. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
n. an intense persistent desire to drink alcohol...
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n. a proposal for an appropriate course of action
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n. the quality of being at hand when needed
Read [Esc] ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings


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Read [Esc] n. the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean


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Read [Esc] v. cause to agonize
v. suffer agony or anguish


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Read [Esc] ad. in an enjoyable manner


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Read [Esc] a. aimlessly drifting
a. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another


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Read [Esc] ad. by bad luck


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Read [Esc] n. the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations


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Read [Esc] n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan


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Read [Esc] v. be liable or accountable
v. understand the meaning of


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Read [Esc] ad. at or in or to any place


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