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500 IELTS Vocabulary (AWL,HK Univ.) 1

The 500 IELTS AWL (Academic Word List) was rooted from a popular webpage of HONG KONG Univ. We re-organized it with new definitions and examples. In general, students should learn at least 5000 IELTS words before taking IELTS academic test. These 500 words cannot replace hardworking of 5000 IELTS vocabulary, but is the first step to open the door of building vocabulary efficiently.

Firstly, it is a high frequent word list in IELTS test papers.Two types of students may be interested in the vocabulary list.The first is to just start to build IELTS vocabulary.They want to get the big picture of IELTS academic vocabulary quickly, like style and level.The second is in a very narrow timeframe to prepare IELTS test, this list is a proven short - cut to pass IELTS test.

English is foreign language for most of IELTS test takers.Leverage mother language's knowledge to learn new English words is a common way for them. This IELTS AWL list encloses definitions of 20 languages that cover most population of the world. It will improve efficiency dramatically.

In addition to original Chinese explanation, more local language explanations are appended to help ESL(English as Second Language) test takers.Open the register form page; you will see there are 20 languages available. Select your mother language; then, IELTS AWL list will show explanations with English and your mother language together.

Each word in this IELTS academic vocabulary list is demonstrated with example sentence, which plays a key part to understand and use new word in right way. Memorize words alone are usually boring and even if you get them you won’t be very confident to use them.However, if connect a word with an example sentence, the situation will be changed, these IELTS words and sentences will enhance your reading and writing skill in very soon.

At last, please notice this AWL is from Hong Kong. It means these words are targeted to IELTS academic test and are for students who live in English speaking areas.Lots of fundamental words are filtered because they are assumed to be known in daily activities.So this IELTS AWL list may not be an ideal choice for test takers who are in non - English countries.


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assist: Read
/ə'sɪst/ v. Syn. help
give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
A good way to assist is to bring entrepreneurial and business skills to them.

assure: Read
/ə'ʃʊə(r)/;/ə'ʃʊər/ v. Syn. solidify; guarantee; convince
solidify; guarantee; convince
I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I assure you.

attain: Read
/ə'teɪn/ v. Syn. gain
achieve or accomplish; gain
The scarecrow sought to attain one goal: he wished to obtain a brain.

attribute: Read
/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor
His outstanding attribute was his kindness.

authority: Read
/ɔ:'θɒrɪtɪ/ n. Syn. jurisdiction; power
jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
The laws will reinforce Australia's authority to turn boats away from Australia.

available: Read
/ə'veɪləb(ə)l/ a. Syn. free
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
Vaccines are available but are costly and only offer relatively short-term protection so the animals need regular booster vaccinations.

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access  Read
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approach; entry; entrance
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form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
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administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
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study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
adjacent  Read
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complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
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adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
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convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
adjust  Read
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administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
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send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly
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adapt; regulate
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having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
anticipate  Read
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having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
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fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
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situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
area  Read
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goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.
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group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute
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plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range
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distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind
aspect  Read
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
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occurring or payable every year
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distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind
automate  Read
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beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer
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pile up; collect; mount up; increase
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
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be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
available  Read
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assign; distribute according to plan
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
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convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
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beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer
category  Read
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study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
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group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.
cease  Read
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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
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school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
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/ə'bændən/ n. Syn. relinquish
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with [___].


Spelling Word: abandon
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/ə'kwaɪə(r)/ v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
As Norman Mailer once said to me, "One of the hardest things to [___] is a persona, and you've got one."


Spelling Word: acquire
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/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.


Spelling Word: ambiguous
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/æn'tɪsɪpeɪt/ v. Syn. expect; predict
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could [___] only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.


Spelling Word: anticipate
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/ə'pærənt/ a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
It is [___] to all that he was guilty; do you think anyone still trusts him now?


Spelling Word: apparent
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/'ɑrbɪtrərɪ/;/'ɑrrbɪtrɛrɪ/ a. Syn. capricious; impulse
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
He threw an [___] assortment of clothes into his suitcase and headed off, not caring where he went.


Spelling Word: arbitrary
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/ə'sju:m/;/ə'su:m/ v. Syn. suppose; presume
suppose; presume; take on; bear
He looked at me long and hard: I turned my eyes from him, fixed them on the fire, and tried to [___] and maintain a quiet.


Spelling Word: assume
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/'ɔ:θə(r)/ n.
beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer
The mayor of the village, in delivering the prize to the [___] of it, made a warm speech.


Spelling Word: author
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/ɔ:'θɒrɪtɪ/ n. Syn. jurisdiction; power
jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
The laws will reinforce Australia's [___] to turn boats away from Australia.


Spelling Word: authority
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/'bɛnɪfɪt/ n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
Another [___] for business is the elimination of currency risk in the Euro area - the possibility that you might lose money in cross border trade because of exchange rate movements.


Spelling Word: benefit