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Diverting water from the south of China to the north is not the country’s only crazily ambitious drought-alleviation scheme.
a. ambitious
having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed
n. drought
a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall
Amazon has patented a wristband that tracks the hand movements of warehouse workers and uses vibrations to nudge them into being more efficient.
v. track
follow the course or trail of
n. vibration
an instance of vibrating, shaking, or quivering
Gabriella Papadakis's sparkling green outfit came undone in the back while she and partner were performing their short program.
n. outfit
a set of clothes worn together, typically for a particular occasion or purpose
 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 13 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
pace
pack
packaging
pad
painting
pair
pale
palm
pamphlet
pan
pane
panel
panic
panorama
panoramic
pant
pantry
pants
par
parachute
parade
paradise
paragraph
parallel
paralyse
parameter
parasite
parliament
partial
participant
participate
particle
partition
partner
passion
passionate
passive
passport
pastime
pasture
patch
patent
path
pathetic
patriot
patriotic
patriotism
patrol
patron
patronage
pave
pavement
pawn
peach
peak
pebble
peck
peculiar
peculiarity
pedal
pedestrian
peel
peer
penalty
pending
penetrate
penetration
pension
perceive
percent
perception
perch
perfect
perfection
perform
performance
performer
perfume
peril
perimeter
period
periodic
periodical
peripheral
perish
permanent
permission
permissive
permit
perpendicular
perpetual
perplex
persecute
persecution
perseverance
persevere
persist
persistence
personal
personality
personnel
perspective
persuade
pertain
pertinent
perturb
peruse
pest
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v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something

assign: Read
v. Syn. appoint; allot
appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly

assist: Read
v. Syn. help
give help or support to, especially as a subordinate

assistant: Read
n. Syn. helper; aide
helper; person who assists or helps someone else

association: Read
n. Syn. alliance; connection
connection, whether of persons of things; union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose

assortment: Read
n. Syn. variety; conglomerate
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
accumulation  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
arrangement; association; alliance
Exercise
increase by natural growth or addition; concentration
Exercise
mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
Exercise
truly; really; in fact
accuse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
blame; condemn
Exercise
associate; incorporate
Exercise
put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
Exercise
occurring or payable every year
adhesive  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
Exercise
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
Exercise
make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive
Exercise
act of being present
administer  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications
Exercise
typical; mean; achieve or reach on average
Exercise
mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
Exercise
several things grouped together or considered as a whole
adversary  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
arrangement; association; alliance
Exercise
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
Exercise
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
Exercise
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
agony  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
occurring or payable every year
Exercise
assign; distribute according to plan
Exercise
blame; condemn
Exercise
extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle
alignment  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
arrangement; association; alliance
Exercise
assert; confirm
Exercise
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things
Exercise
weapons considered collectively; official symbols of a family
analogy  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
Exercise
associate; incorporate
Exercise
occurring or payable every year
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
analytical  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
of analysis; resolving into elements or parts
Exercise
assign; distribute according to plan
Exercise
shortening something by omitting parts of it
Exercise
unclear or doubtful in meaning
annex  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
shortening something by omitting parts of it
Exercise
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
Exercise
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
Exercise
arrangement; association; alliance
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n.
termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan


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n. Syn. glue; paste
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together


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v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family


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n.
act of accepting with approval


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a.
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive


Spelling Word: advanced
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a. Syn. loving
having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; kindly inclined; zealous


Spelling Word: affectionate
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v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to


Spelling Word: aggregate
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n.
silvery ductile metallic element


Spelling Word: aluminum
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v. Syn. absorb; distract; bewilder
occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion; cause laughter or be funny; delude or deceive


Spelling Word: amuse
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n.
concern something in state of painful uneasiness; state of restlessness and agitation


Spelling Word: anxiety