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A fully fledged ocean-crossing cable helps them detect all sorts of seismic rumbles; that would be a boon to geologists who focus on the Eurasian and African tectonic plates.
v. fledge
develop wing feathers that are large enough for flight
n. rumble
a continuous deep, resonant sound like distant thunder
Skies once crowded with storks and herons were empty; drought had pushed farmers to abandon their crops, and dust storms, once rare, choked the air.
n. stork
a tall long-legged wading bird with a long heavy bill
n. drought
a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall
Only after the epidemic had peaked did the world pay heed; some governments panicked, imposing flight bans on all travellers from affected countries.
v. peak
reach a highest point, either of a specified value or at a specified time
 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. 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.

For those who want to sharpen IELTS writing vocabulary, this list is relatively large. Instead, IELTS Writing Task Vocabulary offers Words and phrases for task 1 and task 2: describing graph and table, linking sentences, and a short hard writing vocabulary.

There are multiple methods to accumulate IELTS vocabulary, such as 20 Ways to Build IELTS Vocabulary. However, pick up a dictionary by random to prepare IELTS academic test isn't a good idea. 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.

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 like 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, so you shouldn't ignore it.

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 think it doesn't match with your scenario, or 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   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 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
bachelor
backbone
backward
bacon
bacterium
badge
badminton
baffle
baggage
bait
bake
balance
balcony
bald
ballet
balloon
ballroom
bamboo
band
bandage
bang
banker
bankrupt
banner
banquet
bar
barber
bare
barely
bargain
barge
bark
barn
barometer
baron
barrel
barren
barrier
barter
baseball
basement
basin
bathe
batter
battery
bay
bazaar
bead
beak
beam
bean
bear
bearing
beat
become
beforehand
behalf
behave
behavior
belly
beloved
below
bend
beneath
beneficial
beneficiary
benefit
benevolent
bent
besides
bestow
bet
betray
beverage
bewilder
bias
bid
bill
billion
bind
biographer
biography
biologist
bite
bitter
bitterness
blacksmith
blade
blame
blank
blanket
blast
blaze
bleach
bleed
blend
bless
blessing
blink
block
bloom
blossom
blot
blunder
blunt
blush
board
boarding
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
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alien: Read
a. Syn. strange; unfamiliar; foreign
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person

alignment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement; association; alliance
arrangement; association; alliance

allergic: Read
a.
excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy

alliance: Read
n.
state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties

allot: Read
v. Syn. distribute
parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot

alloy: Read
v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
absorb  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
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official approbation; endorsement; act of approving
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assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
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someone chosen to judge and decide disputed issue; one having power to make authoritative decisions
absurd  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way
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act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
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preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
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acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
academy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
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on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest
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personal knowledge or information about someone or something
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
accuse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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varied; miscellaneous
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blame; condemn
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a tiny piece of anything; the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
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alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
aggressor  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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of analysis; resolving into elements or parts
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school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
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self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway
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one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks
aisle  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building
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alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
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art or science of flying; flight; aeronautics
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solitary; by oneself
alert  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament
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easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
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warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
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gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
amaze  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway
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preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
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combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
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astonish; affect with wonder
ambiguous  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air
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self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
Exercise
passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building
applaud  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting
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annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place
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acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
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broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
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a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another


Spelling Word: abrupt
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v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected


Spelling Word: accelerate
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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. admittance; entrance; access
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter


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


Spelling Word: adolescence
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v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally


Spelling Word: alienate
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n.
state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty


Spelling Word: ambiguity
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n. Syn. correction; revision
correction; revision


Spelling Word: amendment
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a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner


Spelling Word: angular
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n.
any part of a curved line


Spelling Word: arch