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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
confrontation   Speak
n. hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties
slate   Speak
v. schedule or plan
 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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Words of Group 4 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
dagger
dainty
dairy
dam
damp
dangerous
daring
dart
dash
data
date
dawn
dazzle
dazzling
deadly
deaf
deal
dean
debate
debt
decade
decay
deceit
deceive
decent
deception
decimal
deck
declaration
declare
decline
decompose
decorate
decoration
decorative
decrease
decree
dedicate
deduce
deduct
deed
deem
default
defeat
defect
defective
defence
defend
defer
defiance
deficiency
deficient
deficit
define
definite
definitely
definition
definitive
deflate
deflect
deform
deformation
defray
defy
degradation
degrade
delay
delegate
delete
deliberate
deliberately
delicate
delicious
delinquency
delinquent
deliver
delusion
democracy
demolish
demolition
demonstrate
demonstration
denial
denomination
denote
denounce
dense
density
dent
dentist
deny
depart
departure
dependable
dependence
dependent
depict
deplete
deposit
deposition
depreciate
depreciation
depress
depressed
depression
deprive
deputy
derive
...
5   Demonstrate word list style:
ambiguous: Read
a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambitious: Read
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement

amend: Read
v. Syn. correct; improve
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors

amends: Read
n.
compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation

amicable: Read
a. Syn. friendly
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

ammunition: Read
n. Syn. weapon
military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
ability  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest
Exercise
capacity; skill
Exercise
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
absorb  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Exercise
one who proclaims a message publicly
Exercise
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
accommodate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
acquisition  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
Exercise
air
Exercise
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Exercise
beg pardon
adoption  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
act of accepting with approval
Exercise
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
Exercise
white crystalline compound drug to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation
Exercise
more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
adorn  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
Exercise
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
Exercise
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
Exercise
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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a. Syn. missing
go away or leave ; missing; not present


Spelling Word: absent
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n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists


Spelling Word: academy
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v.
travel with; be associated with


Spelling Word: accompany
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n.
a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government


Spelling Word: agency
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n. Syn. representative; delegate; deputy
one that acts on behalf of other persons or organizations


Spelling Word: agent
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a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly


Spelling Word: aggressive
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