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enlist   Speak
v. enroll or be enrolled in the armed services
lance corporal   Speak
n. military rank, below corporal, typically the lowest non-commissioned officer
vantage   Speak
n. a place or position affording a good view of something
phantom   Speak
n. unreal image, ghost
palpable   Speak
a. able to be touched or felt
momentum   Speak
n. impetus gained by a moving object; tendency or influence
breathtaking   Speak
a, astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one's breath away
roughly   Speak
ad in a manner lacking refinement and precision
vicious   Speak
a. deliberately cruel or violent
haze   Speak
v. force a new member to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks
 3500 ACT Vocabulary
1   Overview:
When high school students prepare ACT test, so many tasks are in their list. Review and enhance ACT vocabulary is usually the hardest one. Here we help you master ACT words efficiently. As we know, ACT consists of multiple sections; three of them are actually to test English skills. Words are the basic elements of any language. If you want to success in ACT test, you have to build a strong ACT vocabulary seriously.

You may see an ACT vocabulary list somewhere, but official ACT vocabulary doesn't exist. ACT words list is only a concept to refer a vocabulary related to ACT test, it encloses words that probably occur or once occurred on ACT test papers; its contents vary on different scenarios: the test takers' level and pursuit. This ACT words list matches with the common 12th grade students and concentrates on requirement of reading section.

Vocabulary is the key asset in all reading tests. You have chance to get a good score in reading test only when having strong ACT vocabulary. Comparing with other test sections, like writing, reading test has the toughest vocabulary criteria. Namely, writing words are usually in reading vocabulary, but the reverse isn't true. So if you plan to choose one vocabulary to cover all test sections, this list is a good candidate.

3500 ACT Vocabulary is an all in one middle level words list. On average, 12th grade students should schedule 3 to 6 months to master the words. In view of reading test, students had better learn or understand all words of the vocabulary; meanwhile some students also pick up some words to exercise spelling and prepare for writing test. For common ACT test takers, these words can cover the core requirements to prepare ACT test.

ACT organizer insists that the test doesn't emphasize strong or large vocabulary, it seems true. However, it doesn't mean you have chance to have a good score by bad vocabulary skill. Vocabulary is the foundation of any English test, ACT has no exception. Want to improve your performance in ACT test? This vocabulary will give you a hand.

ACT vocabulary plays a key role in your ACT final score. ACT Official Website will give you authoritative information to work out a reasonable ACT vocabulary building plan.

2   Alternative vocabularies:
As a matter of fact, test takers have various requirements on vocabulary building, it's impossible to handle them with one ACT words list. Is there any alternative ACT vocabulary to choose? Yes, you can get various ACT vocabularies from this or other websites. Beside, vocabularies for SAT test or high school study are possibly good options too.

We think '3500 ACT Vocabulary' is the first choice for most students. You may find some others as supplement for special purpose. For example, our website offers ESL ACT Vocabulary, which helps ESL (English as Second Language) students to overcome the gap of everyday life words.ESL ACT Vocabulary

Some students, who are working hard to challenge high score, need more difficult words to enhance vocabulary skill. Difficult Words with Meaning and Sentence is deserved to have a look. It's short but can improve your writing vocabulary level.Difficult Words with Meaning and Sentence

3   PDF and Ebook:
DIY - PDF of ACT vocabulary
May I have PDF file of this ACT vocabulary? The answer is yes. Although you cannot download a DEF file of '3500 ACT Vocabulary' directly, you have two ways to create customized PDF based on the words list.

One way is to run a free built-in app, Print Vocabulary in PDF RTF. It can load '3500 ACT Vocabulary', as well as all vocabularies of this website. The handy tool can filter your known words, create a personalized version, and output as either PDF or RTF files.

However, if your contents have non-English characters, e.g. Russia characters, these special characters will be missed in final PDF file, because our PDF maker doesn't support all languages. In this case, please to follow Download ACT Vocabulary PDF. It shows you step by step to produce PDF files of this ACT vocabulary by leveraging free Internet PDF makers.

Existing PDF Files
Ebook of ACT vocabulary
We didn't publish ebook of '3500 ACT Vocabulary' or any other ACT vocabulary ebook. If you like to study or review words by reading ebook, we recommend two SAT ebooks instead.

SAT 1200 Words in 30 Days (basic level) can be used as warm-up for all test takers to kick off ACT words building. It is available at:Apple iBook, Google Books, Amazon Kindle, and other main ebook distributors.

SAT 4000 Words (basic, middle, and high level) is very close to '3500 ACT Vocabulary'. Although SAT and ACT are different tests and have separate styles, both are to evaluate high school students' academic level. The ebook is svailable at Amazon Kindle -USA, and other main ebook distributors.

Below are quick links to Amazon Kindle's ACT, SAT, and GRE vocabulary Ebook.



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Words of Group 4 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
dagger
dais
damp
dangerous
dapper
dappled
daub
daunt
dauntless
dawdle
deadlock
deadly
deadpan
dearth
debase
debatable
debate
debauch
debilitate
debonair
debunk
decadence
decapitate
deceive
decelerate
deciduous
decimate
declaim
declivity
decollete
decomposition
decrepit
decrepitude
decry
deducible
deface
defame
defeat
defeatist
defection
defensive
deference
deficient
deficit
defile
definite
definitive
defoliate
deform
defray
deft
defunct
degradation
dehydrate
deify
deign
deity
deleterious
deliberate
deliberately
delicate
delicious
delineate
delirium
delude
deluge
delve
demagogue
demean
demoniac
demur
demure
demystify
denigrate
denizen
denotation
denouement
denounce
dent
deny
depict
deplete
deplore
depose
depravity
deprecate
depreciate
depreciation
depredation
derelict
deride
derivative
derogate
descant
descry
desecrate
desiccate
desolate
desperate
despoil
despondent
despot
destiny
destitute
destruction
desultory
detect
detective
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
allay: Read  calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

allegory: Read  symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form

allocate: Read  assign; distribute according to plan

allusion: Read  indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor

alternate: Read  happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute

altruistic: Read  unselfishly generous; concerned for others

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abominable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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opening; diameter of such an opening; hole
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detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad
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person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
abrade  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
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plentiful; possessing riches or resources
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repetition of beginning sound in poetry
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wear away by friction; scrape; erode
adherent  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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wear away by friction; scrape; erode
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definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion
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person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
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into separate parts or pieces; apart
aggrandize  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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essay; editorial; individual thing or element of a class
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formal public statement; act of making known publicly
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increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
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person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
alliteration  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
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something, such as an accomplishment or achievement; achievement
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repetition of beginning sound in poetry
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
allusion  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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recklessly unrestrained; deserted; left to destruction
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ghostly figure; sudden or unusual sight; appearance; state of being visible
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give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm


Spelling Word: abandon
Read [Esc]    cancel; put an end to; destroy completely


Spelling Word: abolish
Read [Esc]    increasing in speed


Spelling Word: accelerating
Read [Esc]    equip; provide with military equipment


Spelling Word: accouter
Read [Esc]    indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party


Spelling Word: accusation
Read [Esc]    assent; agree without protesting


Spelling Word: acquiesce
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