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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, the UK, and New Zealand, people usually are asked to take this test. To reflect nature of this test, IELTS general vocabulary has its own attribute: related to basic living 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, many people still need take courses to study before test day. This IELTS general word list is compiled to them. It will dramatically decrease studying time and increase chance to pass the test. In addition, these 4000 IELTS general words are basic for both IELTS tests. If you are academic test taker, you have to know this list as your fundamental vocabulary. Based on it, enrich IELTS academic vocabulary. To skim all words quickly, we don’t show definitions in word list, instead append a Look Up button after each word. This design helps you skip known words as fast as possible. Because this is a basic list, you know some of them more or less. In case you want definition, click the button, definition which is powered by wordnik, will show on demand.


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accent  Read
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ad. by bad luck
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a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation
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n. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
v. to stress, single out as important
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v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition
according  Read
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n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern
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a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
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a. of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify
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a. of words: having opposite meanings
admirable  Read
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ad. with attention; in an attentive manner
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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
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a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval
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a. any of various alternatives; some other
adverb  Read
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n. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
n. the act of troubling or annoying someone
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n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
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n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern
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n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun
aimless  Read
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a. aimlessly drifting
a. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
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n. the season when the leaves fall from the trees
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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. the month following March and preceding May
airmail  Read
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n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun
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n. letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
v. send or transport by airmail
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ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
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a. any of various alternatives; some other
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ad. to any degree or extent
a. one or some or every or all without specification
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v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
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ad. by bad luck
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a. any of various alternatives; some other
america  Read
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n. North America and South America and Central America
n. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independenc...
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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
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a. of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify
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ad. to any degree or extent
a. one or some or every or all without specification
applause  Read
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n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
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ad. to any degree or extent
a. one or some or every or all without specification
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n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
n. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
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a. aimlessly drifting
a. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
apple  Read
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ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
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a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
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n. native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
n. fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
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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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Read [Esc] n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation


Spelling Word: abrogation
Read [Esc] ad. in accordance with
ad. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given


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Read [Esc] ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time


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Read [Esc] v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together


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Read [Esc] a. frightening because of an awareness of danger


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Read [Esc] ad. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but


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Read [Esc] v. increase the value of
v. make aware of


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Read [Esc] ad. to the same degree (often followed by `as')
n. a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used [___] herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and real...


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Read [Esc] n. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed


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Read [Esc] n. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
n. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something


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