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 IELTS Vocabulary in Sentences
It could herald a much bigger change: the precedent set would surely entice others to follow, why should a restaurant settle for paying an extra twice as much to accept credit-card fees?
precedent
a. preceding in time, order, or importance
settle
v. resolve or reach an agreement about
Her father, who flogs knackered cars, despises his solitary, inscrutable, intellectual child and insists that she join the family around the television.
knackered
a. very tired; exhausted
inscrutable
a. impossible to understand or interpret
Well-to-do people praise Prince Muhammad for ridding Awamiyah of a slum infested by gun-toting criminals, which appealed to landless peasants in Eastern Province.
well-to-do
a. wealthy; prosperous
 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 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 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 to enrich IELTS vocabulary isn't unique way, 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.

For example, learn new words in TV, news, ads, and any daily reading, 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 when facing 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 12 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
naked
namely
nap
narrator
nasty
native
nausea
naval
navigable
navigation
neat
necessitate
needle
needy
negate
negation
negative
neglect
negligence
negligent
negligible
negotiable
negotiation
nervous
network
neutral
neutron
nevertheless
nickel
nightmare
nitrogen
nobility
noisy
nominal
nominate
nomination
nonsense
norm
normally
notable
notably
note
notify
notion
notorious
notwithstanding
nought
nourish
nourishment
novel
novelty
nowadays
nowhere
nuclear
nucleus
nuisance
null
nullify
numerical
numerous
nursery
nylon
oak
oar
oath
obedient
object
objection
objective
obligation
oblige
obliterate
oblong
obscure
observance
observe
obstacle
obstinate
obstruction
obtain
obtainable
obvious
occasion
occasional
occasionally
occupation
occupy
occur
occurrence
odd
odour
offence
offend
offensive
offer
offset
offspring
omen
ominous
omission
omit
onset
opaque
opera
operative
opinion
opponent
opportune
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5   Demonstrate word list style:
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ad. Syn. doubtlessly; surely
doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly

adolescent: Read
n.
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;

adoption: Read
n.
act of accepting with approval

adorn: Read
v. Syn. decorate
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments

adult: Read
n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown

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

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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abolish  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
Exercise
solitary; by oneself
Exercise
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
Exercise
act of accompanying someone or something
abolition  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Exercise
formal public statement; act of making known publicly
Exercise
ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with
Exercise
made by humans; produced rather than natural.
accommodate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
capacity; skill
Exercise
management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties
Exercise
approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting
Exercise
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for
acute  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
made by humans; produced rather than natural.
Exercise
be next to; be contiguous to; border on
Exercise
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Exercise
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
adolescence  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; transitional period between youth and maturity
Exercise
arrangement; association; alliance
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
Exercise
separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside
adverse  SpeakSentences and Contexts
Exercise
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
Exercise
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
Exercise
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
Exercise
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
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7   Interactive spelling - Check your spelling skill online:
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n.
shortening something by omitting parts of it


Spelling Word: abbreviation
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v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention


Spelling Word: absorb
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n.
faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time


Spelling Word: acceleration
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a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near


Spelling Word: adjacent
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n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon


Spelling Word: aircraft
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a.
half-open; slightly turned or opened


Spelling Word: ajar
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