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 ACT Vocabulary in Sentences
Ponte City, a cylindrical brutalist skyscraper stretching 54 storeys, was built for yuppies who had flocked to the city, often from Europe.
brutalist
a. characterized by a deliberate plainness, crudity, or violence of imagery, especially in style of architecture or art
yuppie
n, a well-paid young middle-class professional who has a luxurious lifestyle
For him, winning titles is just a weapon to make money; lest this sound a little bloodless to the fans, Mr Zohar explains that he aims to get Flamengo back to the point where it can hold on to its best players.
lest
ad. with the intention of preventing something undesirable; to avoid the risk of
bloodless
a. without violence or killing, lacking in spirit or vitality
Many startups are branching out into new places and those who stay have broader horizons: put more money outside Bay Area; but Peter, a high-profile venture capitalist, is among those upping sticks.
horizon
n. the limit of a person's mental perception or interest
 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:
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aptly: Read  in a competent capable manner; in an apt or suitable manner

aquiline: Read  curved or hooked like an eagle's beak

arbiter: Read  person with power to decide a dispute; judge

arcane: Read  secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

archaic: Read  no longer current or applicable; antiquated

archipelago: Read  group of closely located islands

......

6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abeyance  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor
Exercise
collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass
Exercise
give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade
Exercise
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
abnegate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
having a capacity for adaptation; capable of adapting
Exercise
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
Exercise
inform; give notice to; make aware
Exercise
give up or surrender; deny something to oneself
abscond  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
book of literary selections by various authors
Exercise
ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease
Exercise
leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
Exercise
slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
adaptive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year
Exercise
essay; editorial; individual thing or element of a class
Exercise
having a capacity for adaptation; capable of adapting
Exercise
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
affect  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
Exercise
ash-colored; very pale; consisting of ashes
Exercise
leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
agitation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Exercise
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
Exercise
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance
Exercise
slightly sour in taste or in manner; sharp; caustic
agnostic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
keeping away from or preventing from happening
Exercise
assign; distribute according to plan
Exercise
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance
Exercise
one who is skeptical of existence of a god or any ultimate reality
amenities  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
with reference or regard; in respect
Exercise
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party
Exercise
convenient features; courtesies
Exercise
reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling
amiable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
Exercise
elevation especially above sea level; height
Exercise
equip; provide with military equipment
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
amicable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage
Exercise
convenient features; courtesies
Exercise
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome
Exercise
disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate
7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
Read [Esc]    plentiful; possessing riches or resources


Spelling Word: abundant
Read [Esc]    upward slope, as of hill


Spelling Word: acclivity
Read [Esc]    further; extra; supplemental or added to


Spelling Word: additional
Read [Esc]    glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together


Spelling Word: adhesive
Read [Esc]    abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth


Spelling Word: affluence
Read [Esc]    refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion


Spelling Word: allude
Read [Esc]    endowed with life; alive; living; animated


Spelling Word: animate
Read [Esc]    destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence


Spelling Word: annihilate
Read [Esc]    the highest point; point in orbit most distant from the body being orbited


Spelling Word: apogee
Read [Esc]    elevation to godhood; fact or action of becoming a god; an ideal example of something


Spelling Word: apotheosis