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Japan's ancient sport sumo is again fighting to salvage its reputation after a top-ranking wrestler seriously injured a fellow competitor in an alcohol-fuelled attack.
n. fellow
a person in the same position, involved in the same activity
n. competitor
someone who takes part in any contest
Although boosters of drilling there have long tried to cast the vast region in northeastern Alaska as a virtual frozen desert, the wilderness actually teems with life.
n. booster
a person or thing that helps increase or promote something, in particular.
v. cast
throw something forcefully in a specified direction
The outrage echoed that of 2015 when a Minnesota dentist killed a well-studied lion nicknamed Cecil after he was lured out of a protected Zimbabwe park.
n. outrage
an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation
 IELTS Academic Words List
1   Overview:
IELTS academic test is widely accepted in English countries. Its score is one of keys for university or college admission, especially to apply for top universities or scholarships. In general, students must work hard to build strong IELTS vocabulary to get an ideal score in academic test. This IELTS words list is for the task.

Among all English tests vocabulary level is an important factor to evaluate language skill; IELTS has no exception. Supposed that the test date is booked and is in near future, students usually start to enrich IELTS vocabulary, which helps all test sections. As for academic test takers, an exclusive vocabulary for IELTS academic test, like this list, is a right option to work.

Pick up a random dictionary to prepare IELTS test isn't a good idea. You need choose IELTS vocabulary list, or say IELTS academic vocabulary list, to concentrate your effort on words used in future test papers. Every word has own frequency in specified circumstance. IELTS test has own convention to select materials, for example, some academic reading objects are from Economist or BBC.

There is no official definition about IELTS vocabulary. Words that meet with the convention are generally called IELTS vocabulary. If this vocabulary focuses on academic reading test particularly, it's called IELTS academic vocabulary, which is the toughest one in all sorts of IELTS vocabularies.

IELTS academic word list isn't an accurate or exact word set. Searching on Internet you can see a dozen of lists called as IELTS academic vocabularies. Students with separate levels or situations may choose differently. Some choose a short list because time matters; others prefer to learn difficult and large vocabulary in order to pursuit high score.

Here we provide a serious resource, the largest IELTS words list in the web site. The total 4000+ words reflect the essential vocabulary for IELTS academic test. If you are serious for your future test and university admission, you should own 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 of your test, you shouldn't ignore it.

Last but not least, you should know that building vocabulary will take lots of time and play a crucial role in final score. We hope this words list can assist you to prepare IELTS academic vocabulary. However, if you think it doesn't match with your circumstance, or if you cannot set your goal or doubt your plan, go to the IELTS Official Website, which will help you out and make a right decision.

2   Other vocabularies:
We know one IELTS vocabulary cannot cover all test takers' cases, and actually offer some other lists in the web site. Two of them possibly you are interested. If you are studying for IELTS general training test, this academic word list isn't your job. Instead, 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, 4000 academic words seems too tough, suggest to view 500 IELTS Vocabulary, a short but proven academic vocabulary for students who are in English counttries.

500 IELTS Vocabulary

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Ebook of IELTS vocabulary
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Words of Group 3 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
cab
cabin
cabinet
cable
cafe
cafeteria
calculate
calculation
calendar
calm
calorie
campaign
campus
canal
canary
cancel
cancellation
candid
candidate
cane
cannon
canon
canteen
canvas
canvass
capability
capable
capacity
cape
capital
caption
captive
capture
card
cardinal
career
careful
careless
cargo
carol
carpenter
carrier
carrot
carry
cart
carton
cartoon
carve
carving
cash
cashier
cassette
cast
casual
casualty
catalyst
catastrophe
catch
category
cater
cathedral
catholic
cause
caution
cautious
cavalry
cavern
cavity
cease
celebrate
cell
cellar
cement
cemetery
censor
centigrade
cereal
ceremonial
ceremony
certainty
certificate
certify
chalk
challenge
chamber
champion
championship
channel
chaos
chap
chapter
character
characteristic
characterize
charcoal
charge
charity
charm
chart
charter
chase
chat
check
cheer
cheque
cherish
chew
chief
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
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analyze: Read
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
diagnose; examine

anchor: Read
v. Syn. fasten
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate

angular: Read
a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner

animation: Read
n.
act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.

annex: Read
v. Syn. attach
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

announce: Read
v. Syn. herald; proclaim
herald; give out; proclaim; make known publicly

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abide  Read
Exercise
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business
Exercise
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
Exercise
act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls
Exercise
endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
abnormal  Read
Exercise
word of opposite meaning; counter term
Exercise
unusual; not typical; not normal
Exercise
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive
Exercise
surprise; shock
aboard  Read
Exercise
draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
Exercise
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
Exercise
story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house;
Exercise
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business
abrupt  Read
Exercise
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
Exercise
estimate value; judge worth of something
Exercise
draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
accomplish  Read
Exercise
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete
Exercise
estimate value; judge worth of something
Exercise
act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls
Exercise
overbearing pride; haughtiness; manifest feeling of personal superiority in rank, power, or estimation
achievement  Read
Exercise
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
Exercise
excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy
Exercise
act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls
Exercise
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it
affection  Read
Exercise
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party
Exercise
opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it
Exercise
having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception
Exercise
fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness
affirm  Read
Exercise
assert; confirm
Exercise
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
Exercise
fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness
Exercise
in the middle of; among; surrounded by
amend  Read
Exercise
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive
Exercise
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
Exercise
assert; confirm
Exercise
in the middle of; among; surrounded by
amid  Read
Exercise
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
Exercise
truly; really; in fact
Exercise
in the middle of; among; surrounded by
Exercise
assert; confirm
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n.
state of being absent; state of being away


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a. Syn. theoretical; abstruse
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand


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n. Syn. youth; juvenescence
state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; transitional period between youth and maturity


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v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of


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v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate


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n.
passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building


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n. Syn. authorization; permission
approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting


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ad.
along or by the side; side by side with


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n. Syn. diligence
close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance


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n.
art and science of designing and erecting buildings; buildings and other large structures


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