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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-organize it with new definitions and examples. In addition original Chinese explanation, more local language explanations are appended to help ESL test takers. This list is a proven short-cut to pass IELTS exam when your preparation is in a very narrow timeframe. In general, we suggest having at least 5000 IELTS vocabulary list before taking the academic test. These 500 words cannot replace hardworking of 5000 IELTS vocabulary, but is a short-cut to open the door of building words efficiently. At first, this is a high frequent word list in IELTS test paper. And it helps you to learn new word by native language definition. Last but not least, each word is demonstrated with sentence, which plays a key part to let students understand and use new word. If your test day is coming, don’t miss this list. These IELTS words and sentences will change your reading and writing test in very soon.


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author: Read
/'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 author of it, made a warm speech.

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.

automate: Read
/'ɔ:təmeɪt/ v.
replace or enhance human labor with machines
The other reason to automate is to get people out of the dangerous circumstance.

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.

aware: Read
/ə'wɛə(r)/ a.
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
BPA, as you're likely aware, is a chemical commonly found in plastics, food cans, and water bottles.

behalf: Read
/bɪ'hɑrf/ n. Syn. represent
represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
And I'm going to work to assure that that voice that is heard on their behalf is a roar and not a whisper.

benefit: Read
/'bɛnɪfɪt/ n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
Another benefit 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.

bias: Read
/'baɪəs/ n. Syn. prejudice; preference
preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way
Now that I can daily watch their news reports on Star Choice, I can tell you that the bias is as deep there as anywhere.

bond: Read
/bɒnd/ n. Syn. link; tie; connection
link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty
Last year, the average short-term bond fund gained about 9%, according to Morningstar.

brief: Read
/bri:f/ a.
short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise
When my brief career as a pop star ended, I found I had done fairly well.

bulk: Read
/bʌlk/ n. Syn. majority; mass
majority; main part; volume; mass
Canada's largest bulk food retailer, it has more than 112 stores.

capable: Read
/'keɪpəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. competent
having the ability required for a specific task
Canadian politicians have been in capable of ending this primitive practice.

capacity: Read
/kə'pæsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. volume; ability; capability
mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
Mike had the capacity to handle several jobs at once.

category: Read
/'kætɪgərɪ/ n. Syn. group
group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute
Remember, all cars are priced, booked and controlled by car category, not by car maker or model.

cease: Read
/si:s/ v. Syn. stop; terminate
stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue
We must not only cease from the acts of sin, but we must get the vicious habits and inclinations weakened and destroyed.

challenge: Read
/'tʃælɪndʒ/ v.
assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
Nowadays no one will challenge the fact that the earth is round.

channel: Read
/'tʃæn(ə)l/ n.
passage for water or other fluids to flow through; bed of a stream or river; route of communication or access
You should take her request through official channel, there is no private room for her issue.

chapter: Read
/'tʃæptə(r)/ n.
division of a book or treatise; assembly of monks; bishop's council; organized branch of some society
A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play.

chart: Read
/tʃɑrt/ n. Syn. graph; diagram
graph; diagram; map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators
A fisherman's chart may be the crucial evidence which finally help to put to rest the mystery of what happened to Roald Amundsen.

circumstance: Read
/'sɜrkəmstəns/ n. Syn. situation; condition
situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
Her heart is broken, but then a change in circumstance forces them to be together every day.

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 500 IELTS Vocabulary - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abandon  Read
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assign; distribute according to plan
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group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute
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sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
adjacent  Read
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group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute
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adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
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adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
adult  Read
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mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
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person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant
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one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
append  Read
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passage for water or other fluids to flow through; bed of a stream or river; route of communication or access
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attach; add as supplement or appendix
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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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suppose; presume; take on; bear
assign  Read
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appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
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pile up; collect; mount up; increase
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school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
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put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
author  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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make amends for; reimburse
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include; consist of; be composed of
automate  Read
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do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
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administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of
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jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
capable  Read
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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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do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
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having the ability required for a specific task
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put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources
category  Read
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adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
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group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute
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approach; entry; entrance
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one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
cease  Read
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include; consist of; be composed of
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adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
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work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; creation of the highest excellence
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stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue
 500 IELTS Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/ə'kædəmɪ/ n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
The mission of our [___] is actually to ensure the health and the well-being of all children.


Spelling Word: academy
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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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/ə'fɛkt/ v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
The move is likely to [___] women and girls all over the world as international brands such as Mango and Zara have signed up to the agreement.


Spelling Word: affect
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/ɔ:l'tɜrnətɪv/ a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
Electron Instruments believed its desktop SEM was vastly superior to the next best [___] from a Japanese competitor.


Spelling Word: alternative
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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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/'ɛərɪə/ n.
plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range
His special interest lies in the [___] of literature.


Spelling Word: area
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/'ætɪtju:d/;/'ætɪtud/ n.
posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
One of the major reasons for this change in [___] is that there's more money around.


Spelling Word: attitude
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/'ɔ:təmeɪt/ v.
replace or enhance human labor with machines
The other reason to [___] is to get people out of the dangerous circumstance.


Spelling Word: automate
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/'baɪəs/ n. Syn. prejudice; preference
preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way
Now that I can daily watch their news reports on Star Choice, I can tell you that the [___] is as deep there as anywhere.


Spelling Word: bias
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/bʌlk/ n. Syn. majority; mass
majority; main part; volume; mass
Canada's largest [___] food retailer, it has more than 112 stores.


Spelling Word: bulk