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400 IELTS AWL 1

This is a most common IELTS Academic Word List (AWL), small but useful. It was initially published at website of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. This IELTS word list is specially selected for ESL students who are already in English countries and are preparing academic test. Lots of general words are filtered out so that the list is relatively short. In fact, you hardly find smaller IELTS AWL from Internet. What you see in this website is much different from original list. We added new definitions and practice to every word. Considering that ELS usually learn new English words through native explanations. Based our IELTS word bank we offer definitions of 20 languages to select. Native language explanation will decrease the difficulty of understanding new word and save much of time to prepare IELTS AWL.


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appropriate: Read
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use

approximate: Read
v. Syn. approach
approach; come near

arbitrary: Read
a. Syn. capricious; impulse
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

area: Read
n.
plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range

assembly: Read
n. Syn. gathering; meeting
gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason

assessment: Read
n. Syn. evaluation; judgment
act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable

assistance: Read
n.
activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

assume: Read
v. Syn. suppose; presume
suppose; presume; take on; bear

assurance: Read
n. Syn. certainty; confidence; insurance; guaranty
promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt

attached: Read
a.
fastened together; joined by wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding

author: Read
n.
beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer

authority: Read
n. Syn. jurisdiction; power
jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government

available: Read
a. Syn. free
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible

aware: Read
a.
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance

behalf: Read
n. Syn. represent
represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone

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

bias: Read
n. Syn. prejudice; preference
preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way

bond: Read
n. Syn. link; tie; connection
link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty

brief: Read
a.
short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise

bulk: Read
n. Syn. majority; mass
majority; main part; volume; mass

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academic  Read
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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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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fastened together; joined by wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding
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have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
access  Read
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complete; consummate; make perfect
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approach; entry; entrance
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division of a book or treatise; assembly of monks; bishop's council; organized branch of some society
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occurring or payable every year
accumulation  Read
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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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increase by natural growth or addition; concentration
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people who buy goods or services
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theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
accurate  Read
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capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
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society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government
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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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short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise
adjacent  Read
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promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
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pledge, undertaking; act of binding yourself to a course of action
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adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
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capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
alternative  Read
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circumstance
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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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act of distinguishing by comparing differences
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one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
annual  Read
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fastened together; joined by wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding
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short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise
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occurring or payable every year
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making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
appropriate  Read
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modify; cause to change; make different; convert
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society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government
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acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
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assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
assistance  Read
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activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
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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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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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passage for water or other fluids to flow through; bed of a stream or river; route of communication or access
behalf  Read
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assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
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having the ability required for a specific task
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being in agreement with itself; coherent; regular
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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near


Spelling Word: adjacent
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v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


Spelling Word: affect
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v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert


Spelling Word: alter
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a.
occurring or payable every year


Spelling Word: annual
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a. Syn. capricious; impulse
randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle


Spelling Word: arbitrary
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a. Syn. competent
having the ability required for a specific task


Spelling Word: capable
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v.
assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to


Spelling Word: challenge
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a. Syn. civic
having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite


Spelling Word: civil
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n. Syn. sentence; phrase
sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document


Spelling Word: clause
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n. Syn. goods
goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.


Spelling Word: commodity