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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.


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n.
a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

chorus: Read
n.
any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

chronological: Read
a.
arranged in order of time of occurrence

civility: Read
n.
act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship

claim: Read
n.
demand for something as rightful or due

clap: Read
v. Syn. applaud; slap
applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another

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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
antibiotic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
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climb; mount
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branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole
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of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections
arrangement  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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composition; order
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a physicist who studies astronomy
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appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting
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adjustment; measurement
aspiration  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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ambition; longing
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an increase in the density of something
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competing as for profit or prize
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culture
assuredly  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
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a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
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conservative; careful
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certainly; undoubtedly
astronomer  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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conservative; careful
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a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
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a physicist who studies astronomy
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achievement; fulfillment
attachment  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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climbing; rising
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a bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard; supplementary part; accessory
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certainly; undoubtedly
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blame; condemn
attractive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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a professional cook
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appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting
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act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
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culture
boom  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
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combine; mix; constitute; pay interest; increase
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bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish
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care; being attentive to possible danger
chore  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
Exercise
composition; order
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certainly; undoubtedly
Exercise
confront; oppose
committed  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
conduct; manner
Exercise
dedicated; devoted
Exercise
act of constructing or building something
Exercise
a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
Interactive Spelling - Check your spelling skill online
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n.
a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player


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v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate


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v. Syn. designate; nominate
designate; nominate


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n. Syn. clothing; dress
clothing; dress


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n. Syn. cellar
cellar; storage room


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v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression


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n.
channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel


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n.
cutting away parts to create a desired shape


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n.
an aggressive willingness to compete


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n. Syn. calculation
calculation


Spelling Word: computation