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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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canal: Read
n. (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
n. long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation


cancel: Read
v. remove or make invisible
v. postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled


candidate: Read
n. a politician who is running for public office
n. someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)


cane: Read
v. beat with a cane
n. a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment


cannon: Read
n. heavy gun fired from a tank
n. lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals


canteen: Read
n. a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
n. sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.


canvas: Read
v. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
n. the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete


capable: Read
a. (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
a. (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for


capacity: Read
n. the maximum production possible
n. the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment


cape: Read
n. a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
n. a strip of land projecting into a body of water


capital: Read
n. a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
n. a seat of government


capsule: Read
n. a shortened version of a written work
n. a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space


caption: Read
n. taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
n. translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen


captive: Read
a. giving or marked by complete attention to
a. being in captivity


capture: Read
n. the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
v. succeed in representing or expressing something intangible


carcass: Read
n. the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

card: Read
n. a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
v. separate the fibers of


cardinal: Read
a. being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order
n. the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order


carpenter: Read
n. a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
v. work as a carpenter


carrier: Read
n. a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
n. a boy who delivers newspapers


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 3600 IELTS Vocabulary - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
advent  Read
Exercise
v. squeeze or press together
v. become tight or as if tight
Exercise
v. lead, as in the performance of a composition
v. behave in a certain manner
Exercise
n. a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
v. refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
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n. the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
n. arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
airing  Read
Exercise
n. a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
v. gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
Exercise
v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons
v. arrange or order by classes or categories
Exercise
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
Exercise
n. a movement upward
n. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
apparatus  Read
Exercise
n. the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
v. sit on one's heels
Exercise
n. equipment designed to serve a specific function
n. (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
Exercise
n. a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books
Exercise
n. something curved in shape
v. form an arch or curve
append  Read
Exercise
v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons
v. arrange or order by classes or categories
Exercise
v. get or gather together
v. collect or gather
Exercise
v. squeeze or press together
v. become tight or as if tight
Exercise
v. add to the very end
v. fix to; attach
architect  Read
Exercise
n. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
n. an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
Exercise
v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons
v. arrange or order by classes or categories
Exercise
n. someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
Exercise
n. the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
attack  Read
Exercise
a. extremely steep
a. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
Exercise
v. get or gather together
v. collect or gather
Exercise
n. a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
v. attack someone physically or emotionally
Exercise
n. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
n. an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
avalanche  Read
Exercise
n. a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
v. refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
Exercise
n. a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
v. gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
Exercise
n. an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
n. murder of a public figure by surprise attack
Exercise
v. harass with constant criticism
v. put or pin the blame on
baffle  Read
Exercise
v. check the emission of (sound)
v. be a mystery or bewildering to
Exercise
v. give the color and appearance of bronze to something
n. an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin
Exercise
v. get or gather together
v. collect or gather
Exercise
v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons
v. arrange or order by classes or categories
cart  Read
Exercise
n. a movement upward
n. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Exercise
n. a room used primarily for sleeping
v. place in a chamber
Exercise
n. wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels
n. a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
Exercise
v. put or add together
v. have or possess in combination
circuit  Read
Exercise
v. check the emission of (sound)
v. be a mystery or bewildering to
Exercise
v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons
v. arrange or order by classes or categories
Exercise
n. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
n. an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
Exercise
a. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
a. retarded in intellectual development
 3600 IELTS Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc] v. lessen, diminish, or curtail
v. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements


Spelling Word: abridge
Read [Esc] v. cause great unhappiness for; distress
v. cause physical pain or suffering in


Spelling Word: afflict
Read [Esc] n. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
n. the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)


Spelling Word: allegiance
Read [Esc] n. a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
v. move with a flapping motion


Spelling Word: beat
Read [Esc] n. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
v. copulate with a female, used especially of horses


Spelling Word: breed
Read [Esc] n. sound of rapid vibration
n. a confusion of activity and gossip


Spelling Word: buzz
Read [Esc] v. utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
n. a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone


Spelling Word: chant
Read [Esc] n. (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
n. the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos


Spelling Word: chaos
Read [Esc] n. a short light metallic sound
v. make a clicking or ticking sound


Spelling Word: click
Read [Esc] v. cause to collide
v. be incompatible; be or come into conflict


Spelling Word: collide