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ACT Vocabulary for ESL Students

Globalization leads USA universities are accepting more and more foreign students. ACT test is one option for them to apply for admission. For ESL (English as Second Language) students, ACT test is much more difficult than for USA high school students. They will face tougher contents and challenge harder preparation, so they need more resources.

Students have many tasks to prepare ACT test. In general, building vocabulary is the top one, because vocabulary is the foundation of all English-related test sections, like reading and writing. Most of ACT test takers have to spend much time to learn new words and review known words. It isn't an easy job for them. As for ESL students, it becomes much heavier.

In addition to normal ACT vocabularies, ESL students have to learn some extra words. Because ESL students live in non-English language circumstances; their English skills completely come from various textbooks. For example, 'basement' is a very common word in America, but foreign students may didn't hear this word yet. If they prepare ACT by normal vocabularies, more or less some common words will be missed.

ESL ACT Vocabulary is compiled for non-English speakers to cover the gap. Basically, words in this list aren't very difficult, but they are likely used on ACT test papers and confuse the foreign test takers. These words are usually ignored by mainstream ACT vocabularies because of simple or common. To help ESL students study by mother language, this list includes definitions in 20 languages.

Last but not least, ESL students are supposed to choose a common vocabulary, like 3500 ACT Vocabulary, as the base to build own ACT vocabulary. This list, ESL ACT Vocabulary, is only an additional list to fix vocabulary leak of ESL students.

3500 ACT Vocabulary

Some students are looking for ACT vocabulary ebook, but we didn't publish ebook of this vocabulary. Two SAT vocabulary ebooks may be considered instead:

SAT 1200 Words in 30 Days (basic level)
Available at:
Apple iBook, Google Books, Amazon Kindle, and others...

SAT 4000 Words (basic,middle, and high level)
Available at:
Amazon Kindle -USA, and others...

Building ACT vocabulary is a tough task, especially for ESL students. Set your goal and choose your way both aren't easy job, you should get authoritative information as more as possible. ACT Official Website is a right place to help you out.


coop: Read
n.
barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals

core: Read
n. Syn. center; essence
basic, center, or most important part; essence

corps: Read
n.
an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together

corresponding: Read
a.
accompanying

corrosion: Read
n. Syn. decay; erosion
decay; erosion

counsel: Read
v. Syn. advise; suggest
advise; suggest

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Words of List 3 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
iceberg
identify
ideological
illumination
illusive
imagery
impediment
impending
import
impose
impracticality
imprisonment
improvise
impulse
incidentally
incise
incorporate
incorporation
incredulous
incur
indenture
indigestion
indignant
individualism
inducible
industrialization
industrious
infancy
infectious
infer
inflation
influenza
informal
infusion
ingenious
inheritance
initiate
injury
innumerable
insistence
instinctively
institute
institutionalize
intellect
intelligence
intentionally
interaction
interactive
interest
intersect
interstellar
intimacy
intricate
intrigue
intriguing
invariably
inventory
invertebrate
inviting
ion
irregular
jellyfish
jewelry
judgement
jumble
junction
jurisdiction
jury
justify
juxtaposition
keen
kernel
keyboard
knapsack
laborious
lace
lag
lampshade
landmass
lateral
launch
league
legume
leisure
lethal
lettuce
liable
libel
lift
limb
lineage
linger
lively
livestock
load
lobby
lobster
locomote
lodging
longitude
loom
loop
lull
lure
magic
magical
magnesium
magnetic
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Word Meaning Matching - Test how many words you know
addict  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to
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approach; entry; entrance
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demanding great effort or labor; difficult
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a professional cook
anticipate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
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alliance
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act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
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contestant you hope to defeat
antique  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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contentious speech act; argument
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acknowledge; admit
application  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
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close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
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blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
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contestant you hope to defeat
bleak  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
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difficult to please or satisfy; careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry
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arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize
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consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
boon  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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background; setting
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blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
codify  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize
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approach; entry; entrance
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dedicated; devoted
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complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape
committed  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere
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arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize
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dedicated; devoted
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complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape
conceive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
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difficult to please or satisfy; careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry
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a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
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form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
condemn  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
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small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
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blame; denounce; express strong disapproval of
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border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
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v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family


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n. Syn. desire
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink


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n. Syn. composition; order
composition; order


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n. Syn. cleverness; magnificence
cleverness; magnificence


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n.
courtesy towards women


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n. Syn. ring; roll
a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes


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a.
concerning; simultaneous


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v.
bump; hit; conflict


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v. Syn. complete; consummate
complete; consummate; make perfect


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v. Syn. acknowledge; admit
acknowledge; admit


Spelling Word: confess