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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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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.

cite: Read
/saɪt/ v. Syn. quote
quote; adduce as an instance
She could cite passages in the Bible from memory.

civil: Read
/'sɪv(ə)l/ a. Syn. civic
having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
Although Internal Revenue Service agents are civil servants, they are not always courteous to suspected tax cheats.

clarify: Read
/'klærɪfaɪ/ v. Syn. illuminate; elucidate
make clear and comprehensible; elucidate
A Japanese delegation has started talks in North Korea to try to clarify the fate of at least ten Japanese citizens who were abducted by the communist state.

classic: Read
/'klæsɪk/ n.
work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; creation of the highest excellence
His face was like a Greek face, very pure in outline: quite a straight, classic nose; quite an Athenian mouth and chin.

clause: Read
/klɔ:z/ n. Syn. sentence; phrase
sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
Congress insisted on an exclusion clause for seventeen-year-olds.

code: Read
/koʊd/ n.
body of law; system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; system of symbols, letters, or words
Do you know the postal code of this postal district?

coherent: Read
/koʊ'hɪərənt/ a. Syn. adhesive; cohesive
adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
If the EU is to form any kind of coherent common foreign policy, it needs France and Britain singing from the same song sheet.

coincide: Read
/koʊɪn'saɪd/ v. Syn. correspond
occur at the same time as; correspond
To coincide with World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization and UN AIDS are launching a campaign to treat three million HIV sufferers by the year 2005.

collapse: Read
/kə'læps/ v.
breakdown; failure
The streets of Baghdad are littered with putrefying mounds of rubbish that have been accumulating since the collapse of municipal services in March, with the arrival of coalition forces.

colleague: Read
/'kɒli:g/ n. Syn. associate
fellow worker; associate; co-worker
The abduction of the Italians, along with one Iraqi colleague, was claimed by several organizations.

commence: Read
/kə'mɛns/ v. Syn. originate; start; begin
have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
Mrs. Fairfax swallowed her breakfast and hastened away to commence operations.

comment: Read
/'kɒmɛnt/ v. Syn. remark; judgment
express an opinion; remark
She refused to comment about David Beckham's eye injury.

commission: Read
/kə'mɪʃ(ə)n/ n.
fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
China has hit back, its foreign ministry urging the Congressional commission to wipe out its prejudice, respect the truth.

commit: Read
/kə'mɪt/ v.
do something that cannot be changed; cause to be admitted
And small bands of extremists may again commit heinous crimes in the name of faith.

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 500 IELTS Vocabulary - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abstract  Read
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situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
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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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theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
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majority; main part; volume; mass
accurate  Read
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graph; diagram; map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators
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capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
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estimate value; judge worth of something
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gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
acquire  Read
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quote; adduce as an instance
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complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
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assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
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gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
amend  Read
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change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
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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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assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
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approach; come near
apparent  Read
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express an opinion; remark
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quote; adduce as an instance
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capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
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adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
appreciate  Read
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gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
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knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
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breakdown; failure
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be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
assess  Read
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include; consist of; be composed of
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estimate value; judge worth of something
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appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
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person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant
attitude  Read
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represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
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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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graph; diagram; map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators
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posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
bias  Read
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preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way
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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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modify; cause to change; make different; convert
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fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
capacity  Read
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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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situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
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complete; consummate; make perfect
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mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
 500 IELTS Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/'æbstrækt/ a. Syn. theoretical; abstruse
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
To him, hunger was an [___] concept; he had never missed a meal.


Spelling Word: abstract
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/ə'kɒmədeɪt/ v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
As for the stage in the public auditorium, it can easily be adjusted to [___] from a full-scale musical production to one by a solo vocalist.


Spelling Word: accommodate
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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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/ə'pri:ʃɪeɪt/ v. Syn. admire; value
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
I am truly thankful for the stocks, which would [___] in value considerably in future years.


Spelling Word: appreciate
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/ə'proʊprɪət/ v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
The ranch owners [___] the lands that have originally been set aside for the Indians' use.


Spelling Word: appropriate
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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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/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 [___] you.


Spelling Word: assure
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/ə'tætʃ/ v. Syn. fasten; annex
fasten; annex; be in contact with
The anti-nuclear campaigners used concrete blocks and chains to [___] themselves to the rails.


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


Spelling Word: chapter