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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:
arousal: Read  act of awaking from sleep; arousing from what is like sleep

arraign: Read  officially charge someone in a court of law

arrogate: Read  claim without justification; claim for oneself without right

arthritis: Read  inflammation of a joint or joints

articulate: Read  expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

artisan: Read  manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
aberrant  Speak
Exercise
fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; act of seizing or capturing; understanding
Exercise
prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
Exercise
having human form or characteristics
Exercise
abnormal; markedly different from an accepted norm
abnegation  Speak
Exercise
favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval
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being in debt; unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation
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repudiation; self-sacrifice; renouncing your own interests in favor of interests of others
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strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented
absent  Speak
Exercise
superiority or decisive advantage; domination
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faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time
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rubbing away; tending to grind down
Exercise
go away or leave ; missing; not present
accommodate  Speak
Exercise
able to live both on land and in water
Exercise
go away or leave ; missing; not present
Exercise
mental keenness; quickness of perception
Exercise
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
accost  Speak
Exercise
approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
Exercise
superiority or decisive advantage; domination
Exercise
term during which one learns a trade from skilled worker; service or legal condition of an apprentice
Exercise
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
adhesive  Speak
Exercise
untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious
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glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
Exercise
being in debt; unpaid, overdue debt or an unfulfilled obligation
Exercise
helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness


Spelling Word: acuity
Read [Esc]    expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude


Spelling Word: adept
Read [Esc]    symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form


Spelling Word: allegory
Read [Esc]    particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment


Spelling Word: ambience
Read [Esc]    state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate


Spelling Word: ambivalence
Read [Esc]    able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary


Spelling Word: ambulatory
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