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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.


choir: Read
n.
band or organized company of singers, especially in church service

chop: Read
v. Syn. cut; hew
hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax

chore: Read
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

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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
abolish  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
Exercise
attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
Exercise
causing or characterized by addiction
Exercise
admit; yield; give up physical control of another
adobe  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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bothersome; troublesome; irritating
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clay; brick ;sun-dried brick; structure built with this type of brick
Exercise
complexity; intricacy; any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of another disease
Exercise
act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
adopt  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
Exercise
basic, center, or most important part; essence
Exercise
change something into another form; transform
Exercise
attendant; concomitant
alignment  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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arrangement; association; alliance
Exercise
difficult to analyze or understand
Exercise
constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
Exercise
clay; brick ;sun-dried brick; structure built with this type of brick
anticipate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
component or part; citizen, voter
Exercise
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
Exercise
activity of communicating; activity of conveying information
Exercise
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
astronomy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
component or part; citizen, voter
Exercise
branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole
Exercise
candidate
Exercise
a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
attire  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
Exercise
calculation
Exercise
clothing; dress
Exercise
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
categorize  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money
Exercise
about; roughly
Exercise
classify; sort
Exercise
bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
complicated  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
Exercise
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to
Exercise
difficult to analyze or understand
Exercise
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
confer  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
Exercise
bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
Exercise
attendant; concomitant
Exercise
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to
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a. Syn. attractive; charming
attractive; charming


Spelling Word: appealing
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v. Syn. admire; value
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of


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ad. Syn. about; roughly
about; roughly


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n.
act of being present


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n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain


Spelling Word: benefit
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n.
an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life


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n. Syn. flame
brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame


Spelling Word: blaze
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n.
container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video


Spelling Word: cassette
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a. Syn. awkward; inept
awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude


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n.
written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material


Spelling Word: commentary