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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
deplorable   Speak
a. of very poor quality or condition
irreparable   Speak
a. impossible to repair, rectify, or amend
regurgitation   Speak
n. action of bringing swallowed food up again to mouth
whish   Speak
v. make a sibilant sound
predominate   Speak
v. appear very large or occupy a commanding position
eclipse   Speak
v. be greater in significance than
populist   Speak
n. person of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people
 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. 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 important factor to evaluate language skill; 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 searching on Internet you can see many lists called as IELTS academic vocabularies.

So the first step is to choose a 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 final score. We hope this words list can assist you to build 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 a right option, this section gives you some alternative methods and vocabularies.

Alternative Methods
As a matter of fact, study a word list isn't 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 should depend on current level and be rewarded on test scores.

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 short list because time matters; others prefer to learn difficult and large vocabulary in order to pursuit 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 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 fromApple 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 9 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
ideal
identical
identification
identify
identity
idiom
idiomatic
idiot
idle
idol
ignite
ignorance
ignorant
ignore
illegible
illiterate
illuminate
illusion
illusive
illustrate
illustration
image
imaginary
imitate
imitation
immediate
immediately
immense
immerse
immigrant
immigrate
immigration
imminent
immoral
immortal
impact
impart
impartial
imperative
implement
implication
implore
imply
import
impose
impractical
impressive
imprisonment
impulse
inability
inaccessible
inadequate
inaugurate
incense
incentive
incident
incidentally
inclination
incline
inclined
inclusive
income
incompatible
inconsistency
inconvenient
incorporate
incredible
incredulous
increment
incur
indebted
indefinite
indefinitely
indent
independent
index
indicate
indicative
indifference
indifferent
indigestion
indignant
indignation
indispensable
individual
induce
inducement
indulge
industrial
industrialization
industrialized
industrious
inertia
inevitable
inevitably
infant
infantry
infect
infection
infectious
infer
inference
inferior
inferiority
infinite
infinity
inflation
inflict
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
accuracy: Read
n.
quality of nearness to the truth or the true value

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

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abbreviation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
Exercise
shortening something by omitting parts of it
Exercise
broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase
accurate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
Exercise
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
Exercise
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
Exercise
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
adhere  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
authorized messenger or representative
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give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of
Exercise
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
Exercise
wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment
admiration  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval
Exercise
excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy
Exercise
act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought
Exercise
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
adopt  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
affect with wonder; surprise; shock
Exercise
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
Exercise
draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
Exercise
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
affect  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Exercise
helper, additional or subsidiary
Exercise
blame; condemn
Exercise
excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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n.
shortening something by omitting parts of it


Spelling Word: abbreviation
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n. Syn. capacity; skill
capacity; skill


Spelling Word: ability
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n. Syn. profusion; richness
great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing


Spelling Word: abundance
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a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe


Spelling Word: acute
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v. Syn. alter; modify
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose


Spelling Word: adapt
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v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on


Spelling Word: adjoin
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