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This is a proven word list for IELTS academic test takers. The 3600 IELTS vocabulary is from Pacific Lava's English Vocabulary Builder, a very popular program with 10K users. The list assumes that students already have at least 3000 generic words and is designed for test takers to study and review just two or one month before test day. To skim all words and skip known ones in groups quickly, each word is less than 2 definitions. We understand definitions are a part of vocabulary, and in general a word usually has multiple definitions. For the nature of preparing IELTS, the first two important definitions are selected here. All definitions are powered by great English dictionary website Wordnik.


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catholic: Read
a. free from provincial prejudices or attachments
n. a member of a Catholic church


caustic: Read
n. any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
a. harsh or corrosive in tone


caution: Read
v. warn strongly; put on guard
n. judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger


cautious: Read
a. avoiding excess
a. showing careful forethought


cavity: Read
n. a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
n. soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth


cease: Read
n. (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
v. put an end to a state or an activity


cellar: Read
n. an excavation where root vegetables are stored
n. the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage


cement: Read
n. a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
n. a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth


cemetery: Read
n. a tract of land used for burials

censor: Read
v. subject to political, religious, or moral censorship
n. a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable


census: Read
v. conduct a census
n. a periodic count of the population


centenary: Read
a. of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years
n. the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)


ceramic: Read
n. an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
a. of or relating to or made from a ceramic


cereal: Read
n. grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
n. a breakfast food prepared from grain


ceremony: Read
n. any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
n. the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion


certainty: Read
n. the state of being certain
n. something that is certain


certificate: Read
n. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
v. authorize by certificate


certify: Read
v. guarantee as meeting a certain standard
v. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes


challenge: Read
v. take exception to
n. a call to engage in a contest or fight


chamber: Read
n. a room used primarily for sleeping
v. place in a chamber


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 3600 IELTS Vocabulary - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abortion  Read
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a. coinciding when superimposed
a. corresponding in character or kind
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n. termination of pregnancy
n. failure of a plan
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n. an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
v. put on a fixed allowance, as of food
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n. a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
n. glassware made of quartz
agreement  Read
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n. a line on a graph representing data
v. bend or cause to bend
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a. avoiding excess
a. showing careful forethought
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n. acceptance as satisfactory
n. a feeling of liking something or someone good
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n. the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
n. compatibility of observations
airing  Read
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n. (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
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a. avoiding excess
a. showing careful forethought
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n. a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
v. put into a bucket
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n. a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
n. the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
bacon  Read
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n. something believed to bring good luck
n. a verbal formula believed to have magical force
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ad. with the terms of the relation reversed
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n. an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
n. a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
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n. English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for c...
bait  Read
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n. income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments
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v. harass with persistent criticism or carping
n. anything that serves as an enticement
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n. a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
n. a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration
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n. an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
n. a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
boundary  Read
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n. a line determining the limits of an area
n. the greatest possible degree of something
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v. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
n. a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
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v. harass with persistent criticism or carping
n. anything that serves as an enticement
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v. make payment to; compensate
v. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
characterize  Read
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n. something believed to bring good luck
n. a verbal formula believed to have magical force
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n. a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
n. a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces
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n. English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for c...
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v. be characteristic of
v. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
chief  Read
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n. the head of a tribe or clan
a. most important element
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n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
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v. cut a groove into
v. cut a furrow into a columns
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n. the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
n. compatibility of observations
civic  Read
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a. of or relating or belonging to a city
a. of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
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v. heap obscenities upon
v. utter obscenities or profanities
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n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
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v. distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
comet  Read
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ad. with the terms of the relation reversed
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v. harass with persistent criticism or carping
n. anything that serves as an enticement
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n. (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
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v. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
n. a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
 3600 IELTS Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc] n. a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
n. the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air


Spelling Word: airing
Read [Esc] v. administer or bestow, as in small portions
v. allow to have


Spelling Word: allot
Read [Esc] a. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
a. using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)


Spelling Word: analytical
Read [Esc] a. completing its life cycle within a year
n. (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year


Spelling Word: annual
Read [Esc] n. the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings


Spelling Word: anthropology
Read [Esc] ad. used as intensifiers
a. inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence


Spelling Word: awful
Read [Esc] n. the portable equipment and supplies of an army
n. cases used to carry belongings when traveling


Spelling Word: baggage
Read [Esc] v. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant


Spelling Word: bear
Read [Esc] a. clear and distinct
n. a typeface with thick heavy lines


Spelling Word: bold
Read [Esc] n. an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
v. injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of


Spelling Word: bruise