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vibrant   Speak
a. full of energy and enthusiasm
scattershot   Speak
a. broadly and often randomly inclusive
hit   Speak
n. a great success
sensationalize   Speak
v. present information about (something) in a way that provokes public interest and excitement  
mitigate    Speak
v. make less severe, serious, or painful 
curtailment   Speak
n. action or fact of reducing or restricting something
timber   Speak
n. wood prepared for use in building and carpentry
dog   Speak
v. follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently
scuffle   Speak
n. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
confederate   Speak
n. a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal
 IELTS Academic Words List
1   Overview:
IELTS academic test is widely accepted in English countries. Its score is one of the keys to university or college admission. This 4000 IELTS vocabulary is to help you own a strong words list in future IELTS academic test.

In all English tests, vocabulary level is an essential factor in evaluating language ability; IELTS has no exception. All test sections rely on strong vocabulary to succeed. However, IELTS academic word list isn't an accurate or exact word set. If you search on the Internet, you can see many vocabularies called IELTS academic vocabularies.

So the first step is to choose one right IELTS vocabulary for your circumstance: Does this one match with your case?



It's a quick view of Group 1. If you are interested in other groups (2-17) of this IELTS vocabulary, watch them at YouTube.

If you think it matches with your case, you should study its words. It's long but deserves to spend time. Besides, we remind you this list is based on IELTS general vocabulary. As academic test-takers, IELTS general vocabulary is the foundation, which you shouldn't ignore.

Last but not least, you should know that building vocabulary takes lots of time, and its result plays a crucial factor in the final score. We hope this word list can assist you in building IELTS academic vocabulary. If you cannot set your goal or doubt your plan, go to the IELTS Official Website, which will help you make a right decision.

2   Alternative Solutions:
If you doubt whether this 4000 IELTS Academic Vocabulary is the right option, this section gives you some alternative methods and vocabularies.

Alternative Methods
Study a word list isn't a unique way to enrich IELTS vocabulary, and this 4000 vocabulary isn't the only list either. If you have half or one year to prepare, there are some other options to accumulate IELTS vocabulary. 20 Ways to Build IELTS Vocabulary introduces some proven ways.

You may learn new words in TV, news, ads, and daily readings that IELTS exam materials likely come from. Every word has own frequency in specified circumstance. IELTS test has own convention to select materials too, for example, recently some academic reading objects are originated from Economist or BBC.

Alternative Vocabularies - Writing and Speaking
However, if your time frame is very tight, or this 4000 vocabulary is relatively tough, you have to get a more flexible and practical substitute to work. Pick up a dictionary by random to prepare IELTS test isn't a good idea. Your effort and reward both depend on the current level.

For those who want to sharpen IELTS writing vocabulary, this 4000 words list seems large. Instead, IELTS Writing Task Vocabulary collects words and phrases for task 1 and task 2: describing graph and table, linking sentences, and a short but hard writing vocabulary.

If speaking test is your shortage, enhance speaking vocabulary from 100 IELTS Speaking Words will strengthen your confidence to face examiners.

Alternative Vocabularies - Smaller Word Lists
Students with separate levels or situations may choose differently. Some like a shortlist because time matters; others prefer to learn difficult and large vocabulary in order to pursuit a high score. We do know this 4000 IELTS vocabulary cannot cover all test takers' cases, for those who are looking for lighter or smaller lists, 10 Popular IELTS Vocabularies may give some clues.

Two of them possibly you are interested. If you are studying for IELTS general training test, 4000 IELTS General Words List is a better choice.

4000 IELTS General Word

If your schedule is very tight, or you just need a passed score, suggest to view 500 IELTS Vocabulary, a short but proven academic vocabulary for students who are in English countries.

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Existing PDF Files
Ebook of IELTS vocabulary
Some students prefer to use Ebook to study and review IELTS vocabulary, however, we didn't publish an Ebook that exactly matches with this vocabulary. We do have two Ebooks for other IELTS vocabularies. The basic level IELTS 1200 Words in 30 Days is a great one to start. You can get it from Apple iBook, Google Books, Amazon Kindle, or other stores.

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Below are quick links to Amazon Kindle's IELTS vocabulary Ebook.



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Words of Group 6 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
fabric
fabricate
face
facilitate
facility
faction
factor
fade
faint
fairly
fairy
faith
faithful
fake
fall
fame
familiar
familiarity
famine
fanatic
fancy
fantastic
fare
farewell
fascinate
fascination
fashion
fashionable
fasten
fatal
fathom
fatigue
fault
favorable
feasible
feast
feat
feature
federal
federation
fee
feeble
feed
feedback
fell
fellowship
female
ferocious
ferry
fertile
fertilizer
fervent
festival
fetch
feud
fiber
fiction
fictional
fierce
fig
figurative
figure
file
filter
filth
filthy
final
finance
financial
financing
finite
fir
firm
fishery
fist
fit
fitness
fitting
fixed
fixture
flag
flake
flame
flap
flare
flash
flask
flatter
flavor
flaw
flee
fleece
fleet
flesh
flexibility
flexible
flicker
fling
float
flock
flour
flourish
fluctuate
fluctuation
fluency
fluent
flush
flutter
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
approve: Read
v. Syn. ratify
ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of

approximately: Read
ad. Syn. about; roughly
about; roughly

aptitude: Read
n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding

arbitrator: Read
n. Syn. judge; arbiter
someone chosen to judge and decide disputed issue; one having power to make authoritative decisions

arch: Read
n.
any part of a curved line

architect: Read
n.
one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abnormal  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
Exercise
action of trying at something
Exercise
unusual; not typical; not normal
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
absurdity  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Exercise
endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
Exercise
quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment; logical contradiction
Exercise
correction; revision
across  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
fasten; annex; be in contact with
Exercise
further; extra; supplemental or added to
Exercise
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
Exercise
from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length
actively  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer
Exercise
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
Exercise
further; extra; supplemental or added to
Exercise
energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively
adapt  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
Exercise
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
Exercise
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive
Exercise
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
adore  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection
Exercise
energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively
Exercise
field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital
Exercise
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a. Syn. obtainable; approachable
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with


Spelling Word: accessible
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v. Syn. govern; supervise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications


Spelling Word: administer
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n. Syn. risk; venture
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger


Spelling Word: adventure
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v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate


Spelling Word: affiliate
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v. Syn. pay; risk
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of


Spelling Word: afford
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v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome


Spelling Word: aggravate
This is 6 words spelling. Try spelling exercises of the list