ESL Students English Vocabulary Portal

This page is an online resource hub for ESL (English as Second Language) students to prepare for standardized tests. It covers IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, PTE, GRE, ECPE, etc. In addition to vocabulary, it also includes tips and experiences of these tests.
Free Online Vocabulary Test
K12, SAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL
 Choose Language
 Hot Vocabularies and Samples
IELTS
4000 IELTS Academic Words List Check 1st Group
......
accompany
v.
travel with; be associated with
accomplish
v.
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete
accomplishment
n.
achievement; fulfillment; something that is successful
accounting
n.
a system that provides quantitative information about finances
accumulation
n.
increase by natural growth or addition; concentration
......
6000 IELTS Academic Words Check 1st Group
......
temperate
a.
restrained; self-controlled; moderate in degree or quality
tenable
a.
capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against an assailant or objector
tenacious
a.
sticking together; stubbornly unyielding; holding together firmly
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
......
500 IELTS Vocabulary Check 1st Group
......
device
/dɪ'vaɪs/ n. Syn. instrument
technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
Anti-gravity device could change air travel.
devote
/dɪ'voʊt/ v. Syn. dedicate; contribute
dedicate; contribute
Those who trade them hunt out the fiercest insects and devote many hours to training them.
differentiate
/dɪfə'rɛnʃɪeɪt/ v. Syn. distinguish; discriminate
set apart; distinguish; perceive or show difference in or between
You can differentiate car parts by using different color markers; maybe you use one color for the left side and another for the right.
dimension
/dɪ'mɛnʃə
diminish
/dɪ'mɪnɪʃ/ v. Syn. dwindle; reduce; decrease
dwindle; reduce; make smaller or less or to cause to appear so
The only way to diminish mistakes is to bring competitors into the game.
......
TOEFL
5000 TOEFL Vocabulary List Check 1st Group
......
mythical
a.
legendary; fictitious; existing in myth
narcotic
n.
the addictive drug, such as opium that reduces pain, alters mood and behavior; inducing sleep
neglect
v.
disregard; ignore; pay little or no attention to
negotiation
n.
discussion intended to produce an agreement
neutral
a.
impartial; not supporting one side over another
......
6000 TOEFL Vocabulary List Check 1st Group
......
ruthless
a.
pitiless; cruel; having no compassion or pity; merciless
sagacity
n.
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
sage
n.
one celebrated for wisdom, experience, and judgment; various plants of the genus Salvia
salmon
n.
several species of fish of the Salmonidae family; reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon
salutary
a.
tending to improve; beneficial; favorable to health
......
300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary Check 1st Group
......
fictitious
/fɪk'tɪʃəs/ a. Syn. imaginary
existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
Although this book purports to be a biography of George Washington, many of the incidents are fictitious.
flaccid
/'flæsɪd/ a.
acting in strength, firmness, or resilience
His sedentary life had left him with flaccid muscles.
flagrant
/'fleɪgrənt/ a.
obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
The governor's appointment of his brother-in-law to the State Supreme Court was a flagrant violation of the state laws against nepotism.
flamboyant
/flæm'bɔɪənt/ a. Syn. showy; ostentatious
elaborately or excessively ornamented
Modern architecture has discarded the flamboyant trimming on buildings and emphasizes simplicity of line.
flaunt
/flɔ:nt/ v.
display proudly or shamelessly; show oneself off
And all the information they did flaunt is easily obtainable.
......
TOEFL Words with Synonyms Check 1st Group
......
scrutinize
/'skru:tɪnaɪz/;/-tənaɪz/ v.
examine closely and critically
simper
/'sɪmpər
sinecure
/'saɪnɪkjʊər
sinister
/'sɪnɪstər
soporific
/sɒpə'rɪfɪk/ a.
sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
......
PTE
PTE Word List for Academic Check 1st Group
......
safeguard
n.
one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
saline
a. Syn. salty
salty; containing salt; of or relating to chemical salts
salute
n. Syn. honor
give a sign of good will; compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow; honor
salvage
v. Syn. rescue
save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use
sanction
v. Syn. approve; ratify
give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law
......
Vocabulary for PTE Speaking Check 1st Group
......
structure
   complex construction or entity; complex composition of knowledge
subordinate
   occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive
subsequent
   following in time or order; succeeding; later
subsidiary
   subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement
successive
   consecutive
......
GRE
5000 GRE Words Check 1st Group
......
unfettered
a.
not bound by chains or shackle; not restricted
unravel
v.
undo or ravel knitted fabric of; separate and clarify; solve
unscathed
a.
not harmed or damaged in any way; untouched
upholstery
n.
articles or goods supplied by upholsterers; covering on a piece of furniture
vacancy
n.
space or place that is available to be used; emptiness
......
Barron GRE Vocabulary Check 1st Group
......
indulgent
 yielding; lenient; forbearing or tolerant
E.g.The spirit of being in control and a little bit indulgent is captured in a recent television advertisement for the Chrysler Pacifica.
industrious
 diligent; hard-working; busy and laborious
E.g.To be merely intelligent or industrious is not enough; only those with both succeed.
inebriated
 under the influence of alcohol; intoxicated; drunk
E.g.Abe was inebriated more often than he was sober.
ineffable
 unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
E.g.Such ineffable joy must be experienced; it cannot be described.
ineffectual
 insufficient to produce a desired effect; fruitless
E.g.He called the ineffectual cease-fire a diplomatic initiative that would be first step to end the conflict.
......
TOEIC
3000 TOEIC Vocabulary Check 1st Group
......
derivative
a. Syn. unoriginal
unoriginal; derived from another source
desalination
n.
removal of salt; process of removing salt from sea water in order to make drinking water
descent
n. Syn. ancestry; origin
ancestry; origin; the descendants of one individual; drop; fall; a movement downward
description
n.
act of describing; sketch or account of anything in words
desert
n.
area with little or no vegetation; forsake; abandon
......
TOEIC Reading Vocabulary Check 1st Group
......
articulate
a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
ascertain
v. Syn. discover; insure
find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
ascribe
v. Syn. refer; attribute; assign
inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality
assault
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
attack; onslaught
assert
v. Syn. declare
declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
......
ECPE
3000 ECPE Vocabulary Check 1st Group
......
flatter
v.
compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favor; enhance someone's vanity by praising them
flaunt
v.
display proudly or shamelessly; show oneself off
flavor
n. Syn. taste; savor
distinctive taste; quality produced by the sensation of taste
flavoring
n. Syn. seasoning
something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
flaw
n.
crack or breach; gap or fissure; defect; fault; sudden burst of noise and disorder
......
ECPE Oral Exam Words Check 1st Group
......
undo
 release; cause the ruin or downfall of; cancel or reverse an action
E.g. 'A knot!' said Alice, always ready to make herself useful, and looking anxiously about her. 'Oh, do let me help to undo it!'
undoubtedly
 unquestionably; without doubt; certainly
E.g. She's against tough competition, but this award will give her undoubtedly.
unique
 without an equal; being the only one of its kind
E.g. You have to face a problem unique to coastal areas.
unravel
 undo or ravel knitted fabric of; separate and clarify; solve
E.g. The problem I am trying to unravel is more complex than any others.
utility
 something useful; public service
E.g. All were eager to get a slice of Hong Kong's first privatized utility - its underground Mass Transit Railway system.
......
 ESL Resources
ONLINE & ADVANCED TEFL COURSES
Find Tutor - UK
Find Tutor - Canada
Find Tutor - Australia
Find Tutor - US