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in full swing   Speak
ad. in full operation, at the highest level of activity
homeroom   Speak
n. a classroom in which a group of students assembles daily with the same teacher
illusion   Speak
n. a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted
bite the dust   Speak
v. fall so that your body hits the ground heavily, die, end in failure
obscene   Speak
n. offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency
gyration   Speak
n. a rapid movement in a circle or spiral; a whirling motion
bead   Speak
n. a small piece of glass or stone, typically rounded for threading
rambunctious   Speak
a. uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous, wild
repeal   Speak
v. revoke or annul
gubernatorial   Speak
a. of or relating to a state governor or the office of state governor
 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 7 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
hackneyed
haggard
halting
handicap
haphazard
harangue
harbinger
hardy
harness
harrowing
harshness
harvest
haste
haughtiness
haul
hay
haze
headlong
heaven
heckler
hedonist
heedless
hegemony
heighten
helium
helpful
hem
hemisphere
herbivorous
herculean
herd
heredity
heresy
heretical
heritage
hermetic
hermitage
heterodox
heterogeneous
heyday
hibernal
hibernate
hierarchy
highlight
hilarity
hindrance
hinterland
histrionic
hoard
hoary
hodgepodge
homogeneous
homogenize
hoodwink
horde
horizontal
horned
hornet
horticultural
hospitable
hovel
hover
hubris
hue
hulking
humanity
humdrum
humid
hurtle
hydrophobia
hyperbole
hypercritical
hypersensitive
hypochondriac
ichthyology
iconoclastic
identical
identity
ideology
idiom
idiosyncrasy
idolatry
idyllic
ignite
ignoble
ignominy
ignorance
ignore
illimitable
illusory
imbalance
imbibe
imbue
imitation
immense
immobility
immutable
impact
impair
impale
impalpable
impartially
impassable
impassive
impeach
impecunious
impede
impel
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
amphitheater: Read  oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena

amputate: Read  cut off part of body, especially by surgery; prune

analgesic: Read  serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

anarchist: Read  person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority

ancestor: Read  forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor

ancillary: Read  serving as aid or accessory; auxiliary

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abnegate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
easily approachable; warmly friendly
Exercise
serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness
Exercise
increase by natural growth or addition; concentration
Exercise
give up or surrender; deny something to oneself
accelerating  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
with reference or regard; in respect
Exercise
increasing in speed
Exercise
not normal; unusual or irregular; not representative of a group, class, or type
Exercise
helper, additional or subsidiary
accommodating  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
Exercise
able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary
Exercise
helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
Exercise
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
acrophobia  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
poise; self-confident assurance
Exercise
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
Exercise
with reference or regard; in respect
Exercise
fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places
algorithm  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
established procedure for solving problem
Exercise
precede; go before in time, and sometimes in place, rank, or logical order
Exercise
brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness
Exercise
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
amicable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
Exercise
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
Exercise
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
Exercise
poise; self-confident assurance
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    endure; put up with; bear; tolerate


Spelling Word: abide
Read [Esc]    feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective


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


Spelling Word: acoustics
Read [Esc]    unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc]    nest of bird, such as eagle, built on a cliff or other high place


Spelling Word: aerie
Read [Esc]    one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality


Spelling Word: agnostic
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