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 3500 ACT Vocabulary
1   Overview:
When high school students prepare an ACT exam, so many tasks are on 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 essential elements of any language. If you want to succeed in ACT, 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 exam, it encloses words that probably occur or once occurred on ACT papers; its contents vary on different scenarios: the test takers' level and pursuit. This ACT words list matches the average 12th-grade students and concentrates on the requirement of its reading section.

Vocabulary is a critical asset in all reading tests. You have a chance to get a good score in reading test only when having strong ACT vocabulary. Compared with other test sections, like writing, reading test has the most robust 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 the right 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. Given the 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 general ACT test-takers, these words can cover the core requirements in preparing the ACT exam.

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

ACT vocabulary plays a crucial 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:
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 exam 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 a supplement for some special purposes. 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 the 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 the final PDF file, because our PDF maker doesn't support all languages. In this case, please 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 an ebook of '3500 ACT Vocabulary' or any other ACT vocabulary ebook. If you like to study or review words by reading an 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 leading 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 available at Amazon Kindle -USA, and other leading 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:
adherent: Read  person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause

adjoin: Read  be next to; be contiguous to; border on

adjunct: Read  something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior

administer: Read  govern; supervise; give or apply medications

admittedly: Read  doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly

admonition: Read  gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
aboriginal  Speak
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being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native
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sign of something coming; art or practice of foretelling events by signs or omens
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accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
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applaud; announce with great approval
abstemious  Speak
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
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make slender, fine, or small; weaken; lessen density of
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
accede  Speak
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subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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expecting absolute obedience; completely dominating another's will
Exercise
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
acidulous  Speak
Exercise
wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease
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humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem
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slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
Exercise
inform; give notice to; make aware
actuate  Speak
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put into motion or action; activate
Exercise
skillful and adept under pressing conditions
Exercise
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
Exercise
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
adaptive  Speak
Exercise
inform; give notice to; make aware
Exercise
having a capacity for adaptation; capable of adapting
Exercise
accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
Exercise
something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    recklessly unrestrained; deserted; left to destruction


Spelling Word: abandoned
Read [Esc]    wear away by friction; scrape; erode


Spelling Word: abrade
Read [Esc]    sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate


Spelling Word: abstemious
Read [Esc]    award of merit; expression of approval; praise


Spelling Word: accolade
Read [Esc]    increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time


Spelling Word: accrue
Read [Esc]    science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in


Spelling Word: acoustics
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