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The lace on Diana's dress was not just old, it was really, really old, sourced from antique scraps bought at auction by her dress designers.
n. lace
a fine open fabric, typically one of cotton or silk, made by looping, twisting, or knitting thread
n. auction
a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder
Justin, who works as an Uber driver, also speculated the main reason one percent of the world's elite want to keep the true shape of the Earth secret is to exert control.
v. speculate
form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence
v. exert
apply or bring to bear;
make a physical or mental effort
Mustang roam freely over much of the southwest United States; they live in bands of between 5-20 horses, mainly females and foals led by a dominant stallion.
v. roam
move about or travel aimlessly, especially over a wide area
 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.

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Words of Group 8 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
habit
haggard
haggle
hail
hairy
hallmark
halt
ham
hamburger
hamper
handbook
handful
handicap
handle
handsome
handy
hang
hanger
haphazard
harbor
harden
hardware
hardy
harmful
harmless
harmonious
harmony
harness
harsh
harvest
haste
hasten
hasty
hatch
haughty
haul
haunt
hawk
hay
hazard
heading
headlong
heal
heap
hearing
heave
heaven
hedge
hedgehog
heed
heel
heighten
heir
heiress
helicopter
hell
helmet
helpful
helpless
hemisphere
hence
henceforth
herald
herb
herd
hesitant
hesitate
hide
hideous
hijack
hike
hinder
hindrance
hinge
hint
hinterland
hiss
historian
historic
hitchhike
hitherto
hoarse
hobby
hoe
hoist
hold
hollow
homely
homesick
hook
hop
horizon
horizontal
horn
horrible
horror
hose
hospitable
hospitality
host
hostage
hostile
hound
house
hover
howl
hug
hull
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arouse: Read
v. Syn. excite; stimulate; awake
excite; stimulate; awaken from or as if from sleep

arrangement: Read
n. Syn. composition; order
composition; order

arrest: Read
v.
stop or slow down; catch someone's attention; take into custody

arrogant: Read
a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others

artificial: Read
a. Syn. unreal
made by humans; produced rather than natural.

ascertain: Read
v. Syn. discover; insure
find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abbreviation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan
Exercise
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
Exercise
shortening something by omitting parts of it
Exercise
worsen; make worse or more troublesome
abuse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
away from the correct path or direction, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering
Exercise
theory of numerical calculations
Exercise
composition; order
Exercise
improper use or handling; misuse
accede  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
Exercise
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting
Exercise
helper, additional or subsidiary
Exercise
act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought
acceleration  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
art or science of flying; flight; aeronautics
Exercise
area of theater or concert hall where audience sits
Exercise
unexpected; unforeseen
Exercise
faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time
accident  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
Exercise
be next to; be contiguous to; border on
Exercise
climb; mount
Exercise
act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
adjoin  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
correction; revision
Exercise
be next to; be contiguous to; border on
Exercise
art or science of flying; flight; aeronautics
Exercise
exert; put into service; avail oneself to;
administration  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties
Exercise
attractive; charming
Exercise
military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells
Exercise
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
advanced  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive
Exercise
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
Exercise
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
Exercise
compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation
aerial  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
improper use or handling; misuse
Exercise
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air
Exercise
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting
Exercise
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
affordable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
Exercise
unusual; not typical; not normal
Exercise
able to pay for
Exercise
climb; mount
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n. Syn. capacity; skill
capacity; skill


Spelling Word: ability
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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.
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances


Spelling Word: adjustment
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v.
permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to


Spelling Word: admit
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n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown


Spelling Word: adult
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n.
compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation


Spelling Word: amends
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v.
beg pardon


Spelling Word: apologize
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n. Syn. candidate
candidate


Spelling Word: applicant
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v. Syn. designate; nominate
designate; nominate


Spelling Word: appoint
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n. Syn. access; method
access; method


Spelling Word: approach