ESL Students English Vocabulary Portal

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IELTS
4000 IELTS Academic Words List Check 1st Group
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aim
n.
point or direct towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it
aircraft
n.
a vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon
ajar
a.
half-open; slightly turned or opened
alert
n.
the warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
alignment
n.
arrangement; association; alliance
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6000 IELTS Academic Words Check 1st Group
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tenancy
n.
possession or occupancy of lands or buildings under a lease; temporary possession of what belongs to another
tentacle
n.
a long, thin arm of some sea animals, such as the octopus and jellyfish
tentative
a.
hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive
terrestrial
a.
earthly, as opposed to celestial; pertaining to the land
terrify
v.
frighten; fill with terror
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500 IELTS Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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distribute
/dɪ'strɪbju:t/ v. Syn. disseminate; allocate
hand out; disseminate; allocate
They are planning to buy some main firms that distribute gas to European consumers.
diverse
/daɪ'vɜrs/ a. Syn. various
differing in some characteristics; various
The professor suggested diverse ways of approaching the assignment and recommended that we choose one of them.
document
/'dɒkjʊmənt/ v. Syn. record
provide written evidence; record in detail
She kept all the receipts from her business trip in order to document her expenses for the firm.
domain
/də'meɪn/ n. Syn. field
field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address
Our cat knows who the queen of the domain is.
domestic
/də'mɛstɪk/ a. Syn. house-hold; tame
house-hold; of or relating to the home ; within the country or home
Only a substantial increase in the price of domestic fuel will make local refineries more profitable.
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TOEFL
5000 TOEFL Vocabulary List Check 1st Group
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precision
n.
exactness; accuracy; the number of significant digits to which a value has been reliably measured
precursor
n.
forerunner; one who precedes an event and indicates its approach
predecessor
n.
the former occupant of a post; ancestor or forefather
predictable
a.
expectable; likely; capable of being predicted or foretold
preferable
a.
favored; better; more desirable or worthy than another; preferred
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6000 TOEFL Vocabulary List Check 1st Group
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navigation
n.
guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
negligence
n.
neglect; failure to take reasonable care; state or quality of being negligent
nibble
v.
bite by little at a time; seize gently with the mouth; eat slowly or in small bits
nick
n.
shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface; an exact point or critical moment
nimble
a.
light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift
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300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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dispassionate
/dɪ'spæʃə
dispatch
/dɪ'spætʃ/ n. Syn. expedition; sending off
act of sending off something; property of being prompt and efficient; message usually sent in haste
He sent a dispatch to headquarters informing his commander of the great victory.
dispel
/dɪ'spɛl/ v. Syn. scatter
scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
The bright sunlight eventually might dispel the morning mist.
dissent
/dɪ'sɛnt/ v. Syn. disagree
differ in opinion or feeling; withhold assent or approval
They dissent from the Bishops Conferences, not the Universal Church, and their issue is not on “faith and morals,” but on social policy
dissolute
/'dɪsəlu:t/ a.
lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices
The dissolute life led by the ancient Romans is indeed shocking.
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TOEFL Words with Synonyms Check 1st Group
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truculence
/'trukjələns/ n. Syn. aggressiveness; ferocity
aggressiveness; ferocity; ferociously cruel actions or behavior
truculent
/'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
turgid
/'tɜrdʒɪd/ a. Syn. swollen; distended
swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language
ubiquitous
/ju:'bɪkwɪtəs/ a. Syn. omnipresent
being or existing everywhere; omnipresent
untenable
/ʌn'tɛnəbə
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PTE
PTE Word List for Academic Check 1st Group
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speciality
n.
a particular or peculiar case; a distinguishing mark or feature
specialize
v.
mention specially; particularize; apply to some specialty or limited object
specification
n. Syn. instruction; description
instruction; description; act of specifying, or making a detailed statement
specify
v. Syn. detail; designate
detail; designate
specimen
n. Syn. model; sample
model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class
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Vocabulary for PTE Speaking Check 1st Group
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source
   point of origin, such as spring, of stream or river; one that causes, creates, or initiates
specific
   stated explicitly or in detail; definite
specified
   given; thoroughly explained; adequately commented
sphere
   ball; globe; a particular aspect of life or activity
stability
   balance; constancy
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GRE
5000 GRE Words Check 1st Group
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subterranean
a.
hidden; secret; situated or operating beneath the earth's surface; underground
subtlety
n.
perceptiveness; intellectual activity; delicacy; quality or state of being subtle
suede
n.
leather with a soft napped surface; Swedish glove leather; undressed kid
suffocate
v.
kill or destroy by preventing access of air or oxygen; impair the respiration of; asphyxiate
suitor
n.
one who sues, petitions, or entreats; petitioner; applicant; a man who is courting a woman
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Barron GRE Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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impiety
 irreverence; lack of respect for God
E.g.When members of the youth group draped the church in toilet paper one Halloween, the minister reprimanded them for their impiety.
impinge
 infringe; advance beyond usual limit; make physical impact on; touch
E.g.How could they be married not to impinge on one another's freedom?.
impious
 irreverent; lacking due respect or dutifulness
E.g.The congregation was offended by her impious remarks.
implacable
 incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
E.g.Madame Defarge was the implacable enemy of the Evremonde family.
implausible
 unlikely; difficult to believe; dubious
E.g.Though her alibi seemed implausible, it in fact turned out to be true.
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TOEIC
3000 TOEIC Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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decade
n.
a group of ten, especially a period of ten years
decadent
a. Syn. self-indulgent; depraved
self-indulgent; moral decay
decay
v. Syn. decompose; rot
decompose; break sown; disintegration; rottenness; decline; worsen; decadence
deceive
v. Syn. fool
fool; cause to believe what is not true; mislead
decent
a. Syn. suitable; fitting; modest
suitable; modest.; honorable; meeting accepted standards
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TOEIC Reading Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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cordial
a. Syn. gracious
gracious; showing warm and friendliness
corps
n.
an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together
corrode
v.
destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away
corrupt
a. Syn. spoiled; tainted
changed from sound to putrid state; spoiled; tainted
costume
n. Syn. dress; attire
dress; attire; aset of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season
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ECPE
3000 ECPE Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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formula
n.
plan; directions for making something; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
forthcoming
a.
ready or about to appear; making appearance
fortify
v.
make strong or stronger; prepare oneself for a military confrontation
fortunate
a. Syn. lucky
lucky; bringing something good and unforeseen
forum
n.
place to discuss public concerns; meeting or medium for open discussion
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ECPE Oral Exam Words Check 1st Group
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vent
 small opening; means of escape or release; outlet; hole for the escape of gas or air
E.g. A small volume of air can be felt when the chin vent is open.
version
 written work in a new form; edition; interpretation of a particular viewpoint
E.g. He downloaded the latest version of the software from the Internet.
vertical
 upright in position or posture; oriented vertically
E.g. They saw a column still vertical amid the ruins.
veteran
 someone who has given long service
E.g. The veteran laughed at the new recruits.
violent
 turbulent; intensely vivid or loud; by violence or bloodshed
E.g. Significantly, he never used the word terrorism, but he hit hard on what he called violent extremism and its consequences.
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