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intercession   Speak
n. the action of intervening on behalf of another
preeminent   Speak
a. surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way
painstaking   Speak
a. extremely careful and correct, and involving a lot of effort
post-mortem   Speak
n. a medical examination of a dead person's body in order to find out the cause of death
debacle   Speak
n. a sudden failure
jog   Speak
v. rouse to alertness
vibe   Speak
n. atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others
coniferous   Speak
a. any of an order (Coniferales) of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs having usually needle-shaped
deciduous   Speak
a. (of a tree or shrub) shedding its leaves annually
sequester   Speak
v. isolate or hide away (someone or something)
 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 10 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
pachyderm
pacifist
pacify
paean
painstaking
painting
palatable
palatial
palette
palimpsest
pall
palliate
pallid
palpable
palpitate
paltry
panacea
panache
pandemic
pandemonium
pander
panegyric
panoramic
pantomime
papyrus
parable
paradigm
parallelism
paramount
paraphernalia
paraphrase
parch
pare
parity
parliamentary
parochial
parody
paroxysm
parry
parsimonious
parsimony
partial
partiality
partisan
partition
passive
pastel
pastiche
pastoral
pasture
patent
pathogenic
pathos
patina
patriarch
patrician
patriotic
paucity
pauper
peccadillo
peculate
peculiarity
pecuniary
pedagogy
pedant
pedantic
peer
peerless
pejorative
pellucid
penitent
pensive
penury
perceptive
percolate
percussion
perdition
peregrination
peremptory
perennial
perfection
perfidious
perforate
performer
perfunctory
peripheral
periphery
permeable
permeate
pernicious
perpetrate
perpetuate
perquisite
perseverance
persistence
personnel
perspicacious
pert
pertinacious
pertinent
perturb
peruse
pervasive
pessimism
pet
petrifaction
petrify
phalanx
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
antithesis: Read  contrast; direct contrast; opposition

apathy: Read  lack of caring; indifference

apex: Read  highest point; vertex; summit; climax

aphorism: Read  definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion

aplomb: Read  poise; self-confident assurance

apogee: Read  the highest point; point in orbit most distant from the body being orbited

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abolition  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with
Exercise
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
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fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; act of seizing or capturing; understanding
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empower; give permission for; sanction
accommodating  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
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providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
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combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury
accumulation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
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increase by natural growth or addition; concentration
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manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist
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fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; act of seizing or capturing; understanding
acidulous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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be next to; be contiguous to; border on
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in or into a high place; high or higher up
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slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
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providing nourishment; concerned with food, nutrition, or digestion
aggrandize  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation
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capable of using either hand with equal ease
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
Exercise
chronological record of the events of successive years
alchemy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
Exercise
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person
Exercise
loss of speech due to injury or illness
Exercise
manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with


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


Spelling Word: accolade
Read [Esc]    gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill


Spelling Word: achieve
Read [Esc]    gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system


Spelling Word: acquire
Read [Esc]    be next to; be contiguous to; border on


Spelling Word: adjoin
Read [Esc]    collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass


Spelling Word: agglomeration
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