ACT Vocabulary Groups
 ACT Vocabulary in Sentences
Key senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal; the compromise help offset deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers.
n. bipartisan
of or involving the agreement of two parties that usually oppose each other's policies
n. deductible
a specified amount of money that the insured must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim
This was on their backburner and not likely to get fixed anytime soon, and we were hoping to get some additional leverage to make them bump up the priority on their end.
n. backburner
a state of inaction or suspension; a position of relatively little importance.
The ransomware Locky once considered almost defunct, however, its variant was touted by over 23 million emails with the malware to the US workforce in just 24 hours on August 28.
n. ransomware
a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
a. defunct
no longer existing or functioning.
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ACT Vocabulary: 3500 Words

When high school students prepare ACT test, so many tasks are in their list. Review and enhance ACT vocabulary is usually the hardest one. 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 vocabulary is only a concept to refer a vocabulary for ACT test, it encloses words that probably occur in ACT test papers; its contents vary on different scenarios: the test takers' level and pursuit. This ACT word 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 vocabulary. On average, 12th grade students should schedule 3 to 6 months to master its words. For reading test, the whole vocabulary should be known; meanwhile some students also pick up some words to exercise spelling and prepare for writing test. For common ACT test takers, the vocabulary can cover the core requirements of vocabulary building.

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.

As a matter of fact, ACT test takers have various requirements on vocabulary building, it's impossible to handle them with one word list. The following answers are for some most common questions.

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Is there any alternative ACT vocabulary to choose?

We think '3500 ACT Vocabulary' is the right choice for most students. You may find many ACT vocabularies from Internet, some of them may be useful 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

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SAT 4000 Words (basic,middle, and high level)
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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.


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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

acumen: Read  mental keenness; quickness of perception

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abhor  Read
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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assign; distribute according to plan
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place where different tree varieties are exhibited
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
abridge  Read
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oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
absent  Read
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abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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go away or leave ; missing; not present
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reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling
abundant  Read
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plentiful; possessing riches or resources
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denying existence of God; godless
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oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
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superiority or decisive advantage; domination
acclimate  Read
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accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
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oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
acuity  Read
Exercise
accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
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sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness
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demanding great effort or labor; difficult
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denying existence of God; godless
adverse  Read
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hereditary nobility; privileged class
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accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
Exercise
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
Exercise
habitual to; used to; frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary
affluence  Read
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attach; add as supplement or appendix
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draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
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abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth
Exercise
not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
allude  Read
Exercise
fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
Exercise
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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denying existence of God; godless
Exercise
attach; add as supplement or appendix
apostate  Read
Exercise
accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt
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one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
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enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
Read [Esc]    expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude


Spelling Word: adept
Read [Esc]    person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause


Spelling Word: adherent
Read [Esc]    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


Spelling Word: affect
Read [Esc]    established procedure for solving problem


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


Spelling Word: ambivalence
Read [Esc]    formless; lacking shape or definition


Spelling Word: amorphous
Read [Esc]    letdown in thought or emotion; decline viewed in disappointing contrast with previous rise


Spelling Word: anticlimax
Read [Esc]    strikingly appropriate and relevant; well-suited


Spelling Word: apposite
Read [Esc]    fragrance; scent; pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food


Spelling Word: aroma
Read [Esc]    analyze; evaluate; examine by trial or experiment; put to test


Spelling Word: assay