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kinfolk   Speak
n. a person's blood relations, regarded collectively
mishap   Speak
n. an unlucky accident
obsession   Speak
n. persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling
dimly   Speak
ad. faintly, seemingly
bone-chilling   Speak
a. very cold, causing strong feelings of fear, terror
frosty   Speak
n. very cold with frost forming on surfaces
cater   Speak
v. provide food and drinks for an occasion or event
frolic   Speak
v. play and move about cheerfully and excitedly
upstate   Speak
a. of, in, or to the northern part of a state, especially in remote area
averse   Speak
a. having a strong dislike of or opposition
 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 15 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
sack
sacred
sacrifice
saddle
sag
sake
salmon
salute
sample
sandy
sanitary
sarcasm
sarcastic
satellite
satire
satisfaction
satisfactory
sauce
saucer
savage
save
savings
scale
scan
scandal
scar
scarce
scarcely
scare
scarf
scarlet
scatter
scene
scenery
scenic
scent
schedule
scheme
scholar
scholarship
scissors
scoff
scold
scope
scorch
score
scorn
scotch
scout
scramble
scrap
scrape
scratch
screen
screw
screwdriver
script
scrub
scrutiny
sculptor
sculpture
seal
seam
seaport
seashore
seasonal
secondary
secret
section
sector
secure
security
seek
seemingly
segment
select
selection
senator
sensation
sensational
sense
sensible
sensitive
sensitivity
sentence
sentiment
sentimental
separate
sequence
serene
serenity
series
serious
seriously
session
setting
settle
severe
shabby
shade
shaft
shallow
sham
sharpen
sharply
shatter
shave
shear
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
attentive: Read
a. Syn. considerate; thoughtful
alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful

attitude: Read
n.
posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue

attract: Read
v. Syn. lure; allure
draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure

attribute: Read
n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor

audience: Read
n. Syn. spectator; viewer
a group of people within hearing; crowd seeing a stage performance

august: Read
a. Syn. impressive; majestic; grand
impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abolish  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
Exercise
self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent
Exercise
helper; person who assists or helps someone else
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cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
abrupt  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
personal knowledge or information about someone or something
Exercise
playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
Exercise
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
Exercise
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
abundance  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing
Exercise
living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience
Exercise
state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties
Exercise
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
accurate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
considerable; perceptible
Exercise
art and science of designing and erecting buildings; buildings and other large structures
Exercise
proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent; ready to receive advice
Exercise
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
acquaintance  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
personal knowledge or information about someone or something
Exercise
considerable; perceptible
Exercise
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
Exercise
excite; stimulate; awaken from or as if from sleep
adult  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
Exercise
endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
Exercise
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish


Spelling Word: absurd
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n.
event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event


Spelling Word: accident
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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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n.
act of accepting with approval


Spelling Word: adoption
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v. Syn. further; progress
proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward


Spelling Word: advance
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v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something


Spelling Word: advocate
This is 6 words spelling. Try spelling exercises of the list