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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.


ability: Read
n. Syn. capacity; skill
capacity; skill

abolish: Read
v. Syn. cancel; annul
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely

abound: Read
v.
be full of; be plentiful

absorb: Read
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention

academician: Read
n.
a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation

accessibility: Read
n.
attribute of being easy to meet or deal with

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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
antique  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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arrangement; association; alliance
Exercise
act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
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any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
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advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
armory  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
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arrangement; association; alliance
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arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured
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coins collectively
assault  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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attack; onslaught
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arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured
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act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
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boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money
benefit  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere
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advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
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art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
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change something into another form; transform
caterpillar  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes
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act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
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a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
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a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
claim  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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difficult to handle or manage
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coins collectively
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a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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demand for something as rightful or due
clap  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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arrangement; association; alliance
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chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
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applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another
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care; being attentive to possible danger
clip  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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confederate; partner; collaborator
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cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:
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conduct; manner
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act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
clog  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
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consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
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a professional cook
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congest; jam
coil  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
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a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes
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comfortable; relaxing
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be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
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n.
a physicist who studies astronomy


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n. Syn. lumber; plank
a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose


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n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish


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ad. Syn. brightly; radiantly
brightly; radiantly


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n. Syn. covering; umbrella
covering; umbrella


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a. Syn. chief
chief; serving as an essential component


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a. Syn. contagious; charming; attractive
act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring


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n.
an increase in the density of something


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n. Syn. brevity
brevity; terseness and economy in writing and speaking


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v.
bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over


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