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kneecap   Speak
v. shoot (someone) in the knee or leg as a form of punishment
dwindle   Speak
v. diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
craggy   Speak
a. (of a landscape) abrupt, cliffy, steep
melancholy   Speak
n. a feeling of thoughtful sadness
down   Speak
n. a gently rolling hill
muzzle   Speak
n.  the open end of the barrel of a firearm
temple   Speak
n. the flat area on either side of the forehead
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
 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 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:
assist: Read  give help or support to, especially as a subordinate

assuage: Read  ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease

astringent: Read  causing contraction; having the effect of drawing tissue together; stern or austere

asunder: Read  into separate parts or pieces; apart

atavism: Read  resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; deformity returning after passage of two or more generations

atheistic: Read  denying existence of God; godless

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
acuity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
having time error in story; erroneous in date; in wrong time
Exercise
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
Exercise
sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
adventitious  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
Exercise
go away or leave ; missing; not present
Exercise
analyze; evaluate; examine by trial or experiment; put to test
Exercise
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
affect  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
capable of using either hand with equal ease
Exercise
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Exercise
inflammation of a joint or joints
Exercise
term during which one learns a trade from skilled worker; service or legal condition of an apprentice
affirmation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
Exercise
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Exercise
poise; self-confident assurance
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
aghast  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
Exercise
struck by shock, terror, or amazement
Exercise
accidental; casual; not inherent but added extrinsically
Exercise
capable of using either hand with equal ease
altruistic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
assent; agree without protesting
Exercise
faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time
Exercise
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
Exercise
unselfishly generous; concerned for others
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    renounce upon oath; abandon forever


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


Spelling Word: accident
Read [Esc]    equip; provide with military equipment


Spelling Word: accouter
Read [Esc]    bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner


Spelling Word: acrimonious
Read [Esc]    muddle; drive crazy; become confused


Spelling Word: addle
Read [Esc]    hear and settle a case by judicial procedure


Spelling Word: adjudicate
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