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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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ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
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n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers
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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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n. a public promotion of some product or service
n. the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
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n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
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a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
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n. a large number of people united for some specific purpose
n. the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
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n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern
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n. a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
n. the smallest continent; between ...
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n. a female actor
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a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation
aforesaid  Read
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n. letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
v. send or transport by airmail
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a. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
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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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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
aggravation  Read
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n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
n. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
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n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
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ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
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n. the part of the day between noon and evening
n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
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n. the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
a. relating to or characteristic of Arabs
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a. gone by; or in the past
ad. in the past
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n. a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
n. a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
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n. chair with a support on each side for arms
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n. chair with a support on each side for arms
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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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n. the quality of being at hand when needed
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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
allotment  Read
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a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
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n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
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n. the part of the day between noon and evening
n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
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n. a female actor
amplifier  Read
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v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition
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a. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
n. the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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n. electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
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n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
n. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
amusement  Read
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ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
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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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v. convert into ashes
n. strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
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n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern
Read [Esc] n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights


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Read [Esc] n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone


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Read [Esc] n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat


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Read [Esc] v. perform on a stage or theater
v. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected


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Read [Esc] a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation


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Read [Esc] n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer


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Read [Esc] a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval


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Read [Esc] n. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
n. a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language


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Read [Esc] 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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Read [Esc] v. come into sight or view
v. be issued or published


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