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tide waiter   Speak
n. a customs inspector at a seaport
monger   Speak
n. someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
gibe   Speak
n. being compatible, similar or consistent
sneer   Speak
n. a contemptuous or scornful remark
cronyism   Speak
n. appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications
stain   Speak
n. a colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove
taint   Speak
v. contaminate or pollute something
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
 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 8 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
jabber
jargon
jaundiced
jaunt
jaunty
jealousy
jettison
jewel
jingoist
jocose
jocular
jollity
jostle
jovial
jubilant
jubilation
judicious
juicy
jungle
junta
jurisprudence
juxtaposition
kaleidoscope
kernel
kerosene
killjoy
kiln
kindle
kinetic
kleptomaniac
knave
knoll
knotty
laborious
laboriously
lachrymose
lackadaisical
lackluster
laconic
laggard
lament
lampoon
languid
languish
languor
larder
largely
largess
larva
lassitude
lasting
latitude
laud
laudable
laurels
lava
lawn
leadership
leak
leap
leaven
lecherous
lechery
legacy
legend
legerdemain
legislation
lengthen
leopard
lethargic
lethargy
levity
lexicographer
lexicon
liberally
liberate
liberator
libertarian
libertine
libretto
licentious
lilliputian
limber
limerick
limpid
linchpin
linen
linguistic
linguistics
liniment
lionize
liquid
liquidate
lisp
listless
litany
literary
literate
lithe
litter
liver
loath
loathsome
locally
locate
lofty
loiter
loll
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
acoustics: Read  science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

acquainted: Read  known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar

acquire: Read  gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system

acrimonious: Read  bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner

actively: Read  energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively

actuate: Read  put into motion or action; activate

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abandoned  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive
Exercise
the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; halo
Exercise
herald; give out; proclaim; make known publicly
Exercise
recklessly unrestrained; deserted; left to destruction
abhor  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
Exercise
fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
Exercise
in a competent capable manner; in an apt or suitable manner
Exercise
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance
ablution  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite
Exercise
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive
Exercise
formless; lacking shape or definition
Exercise
something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior
abolish  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
Exercise
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
Exercise
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
Exercise
poise; self-confident assurance
abortive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
Exercise
lack of caring; indifference
Exercise
fit for growing crops, as by plowing
Exercise
with sideways or indirect look; Turned to side, especially of eyes
abysmal  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
Exercise
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
Exercise
science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
Exercise
deep gully; a dry gulch; brook or creek; watercourse
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase


Spelling Word: abbreviate
Read [Esc]    abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority


Spelling Word: abrogate
Read [Esc]    event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event


Spelling Word: accident
Read [Esc]    appeal to or entreat earnestly; command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath


Spelling Word: adjure
Read [Esc]    solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse


Spelling Word: anathema
Read [Esc]    irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order


Spelling Word: anomaly
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