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in the wake of   Speak
ad. happening after an event or as a result of it
smear   Speak
v. coat or mark something messily or carelessly with a greasy or sticky substance
plague   Speak
v. cause continual trouble or distress to
categorical   Speak
a. unambiguously explicit and direct
pretense   Speak
n. an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true
venue   Speak
n. place where something happens, especially an organized big event
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¬†¬†
 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.

3   PDF and Ebook:
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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 11 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
mackintosh
magic
magician
magistrate
magnetic
magnetism
magnificent
magnify
magnitude
maintain
maintenance
maize
majesty
major
majority
malady
malaise
malice
malicious
manifest
manifestation
manifesto
manipulate
mansion
manual
manufacture
manuscript
map
maple
marble
march
margin
marginal
marine
mariner
marked
marsh
marshal
martyr
marvel
masculine
mask
massacre
massive
mast
masterpiece
match
mate
material
materialism
mathematics
mattress
mature
maturity
maximum
meadow
measure
mechanical
mechanics
mechanism
medal
medieval
meditate
meditation
medium
meek
melancholy
melody
melon
melt
memo
memorial
memorize
memory
menace
mend
mental
mentality
mention
menu
mercantile
merchandise
merchant
mercy
mere
merge
merit
mermaid
mesh
mess
metallic
method
methodology
meticulous
metric
metropolitan
microscope
microwave
mighty
migrant
migrate
migration
milestone
military
milk
miller
millionaire
mince
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
accusation: Read
n. Syn. indictment; charge
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party

achieve: Read
v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill

acid: Read
n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful

acquaint: Read
v. Syn. Inform
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar

acquainted: Read
a.
known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar

acquisition: Read
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
absent  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
modify; cause to change; make different; convert
Exercise
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
Exercise
go away or leave ; missing; not present
Exercise
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter
adjustment  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
Exercise
proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward
Exercise
solitary; by oneself
Exercise
separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside
administer  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications
Exercise
in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way
Exercise
disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate
Exercise
on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest
adore  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
Exercise
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection
Exercise
attractive; charming
Exercise
of or relating to or responsible for administration
ajar  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
Exercise
typical; mean; achieve or reach on average
Exercise
half-open; slightly turned or opened
Exercise
silvery ductile metallic element
alarm  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Exercise
disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate
Exercise
gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason
Exercise
any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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n. Syn. modification; adjustment
modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits


Spelling Word: adaptation
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n. Syn. glue; paste
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together


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


Spelling Word: aggravate
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n. Syn. attacker; assailant; invader
one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks


Spelling Word: aggressor
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n.
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock


Spelling Word: agriculture
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ad.
along or by the side; side by side with


Spelling Word: alongside
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