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4000 IELTS Academic Words List (10)

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jail
jam
jar
jealous
jealousy
jelly
jeopardize
jerk
jettison
jewel
jewelry
jog
journal
journalism
journalist
judgement
juice
juicy
jumble
junction
jungle
junior
jury
justice
justifiable
justification
justify
juvenile
kangaroo
keen
kernel
kerosene
keyboard
kidnap
kidney
kindle
kingdom
kneel
knit
knob
knot
label
laborer
lace
lag
lamb
lame
landing
landscape
lane
lap
lapse
largely
lark
laser
lasting
latent
lateral
latitude
launch
laundry
lawn
lay
layer
layout
leadership
leading
leaflet
league
leak
lean
leap
lease
lecture
legal
legend
legendary
legislation
legitimate
leisure
lengthen
leopard
lever
levy
liability
liable
liberal
liberate
liberty
license
lick
lift
light
likelihood
likewise
limb
limestone
limousine
limp
line
linear
linen
liner
linger
linguistics
link
liquid
liquor
list
literacy
literal
literally
literary
literate
literature
litter
livelihood
lively
liver
livestock
load
loaf
loan
lobby
lobster
locality
locate
location
lock
locomotive
locust
lodge
lodging
lofty
log
logic
logical
longevity
longitude
loom
loop
loose
loosen
lose
lottery
lounge
low
loyal
lubricate
lumber
luminous
lump
lunar
luxurious
luxury


jail: Read
n. Syn. prison
(السجن) building for confinement of persons held in lawful custody

jam: Read
v.
(جام) crush or bruise; get stuck; press tightly together

jar: Read
n. Syn. pitcher; vase
(جرة) pitcher; vase; small, cylindrical container for food, normally made of glass or clay

jealous: Read
a. Syn. zealous; solicitous; vigilant
(الغيرة) resentful or bitter in rivalry; envious

jealousy: Read
n. Syn. envy; covetousness
(الغيرة) envy; jealous attitude or disposition

jelly: Read
n.
(هلام) substance having the consistency of semi-solid foods

jeopardize: Read
v. Syn. endanger; imperil
(رحلة قصيرة) endanger; imperil; put at risk

jerk: Read
v.
(رعشة) pull, or move with a sudden movement; move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions

jettison: Read
v.
(متبختر) throw overboard; eject from boat, submarine, aircraft, or spaceship

jewel: Read
n. Syn. gemstone; gem
(جوهرة) gemstone; costly ornament of precious metal or gem

jewelry: Read
n.
(مجوهرات) adornment made of precious metals, as a bracelet or ring or necklace

jog: Read
v. Syn. run
(هرول) run or ride at a steady slow trot; give a push or shake to

journal: Read
n. Syn. magazine; periodical
(مجلة) magazine; periodical; log; diary; a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred

journalism: Read
n.
(الصحافة) profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media

journalist: Read
n.
(صحافي) writer for newspapers and magazines

judgement: Read
n. Syn. decision; appraisal
(الصحفية الحكم) decision; appraisal

juice: Read
n. Syn. liquid
(عصير) liquid; liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue

juicy: Read
a. Syn. succulent
(غض) full of juice; lucrative; richly interesting

jumble: Read
n. Syn. mix
(الخليط) assemble without order or sense; confused multitude of things; chaos; mess; mixture

junction: Read
n. Syn. connection; joint; intersection; crossing
(القضائية مفرق) connection; joint; intersection; crossing

jungle: Read
n. Syn. jumble
(الغاب) land densely overgrown with tropical vegetation; dense, confused mass

junior: Read
a.
(صغير) less advanced in age than another; younger; lower in standing or in rank

jury: Read
n.
(هيئة المحلفين) committee appointed to judge a case

justice: Read
n.
(العدالة) quality of being just; practical conformity to human or divine law; equity; uprightness

justifiable: Read
a.
(مبررا) capable of being justified, or shown to be just

justification: Read
n.
(مبرر) good or just reason; condition or fact of being justified

justify: Read
v. Syn. vindicate; defend
(الشبابي () adjust the spaces between words; show to be reasonable; explain, clear away

juvenile: Read
n. Syn. youth; young
(الشبابي () youth; adolescent; not fully grown or developed

kangaroo: Read
n.
(الكنغر) animal that having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail

keen: Read
a. Syn. acute; incisive
(تبرير مهتمة) acute; incisive; sharp ; express grief verbally

kernel: Read
n. Syn. nut; core
(نواة) central or vital part; most material and central part; grain or seed as of corn

kerosene: Read
n.
(الكيروسين) flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters

keyboard: Read
n.
(لوحة المفاتيح) device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer

kidnap: Read
v.
(الاختطاف) take by force or fear, and against one's will; seize and detain unlawfully and usually for ransom

kidney: Read
n.
(الكلى) glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body

kindle: Read
v. Syn. inspire
(أوقد) build or fuel a fire; cause to glow; light up; inspire

kingdom: Read
n. Syn. realm; domain; empire
(المملكة) rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy

kneel: Read
v.
(الركوع) bend the knee; fall or rest on the knees

knit: Read
v.
(متماسكة) contract into wrinkles; grow together; form into fabric by intertwining

knob: Read
n.
(مقبض) hard protuberance; hard swelling or rising; bunch; lump

knot: Read
n.
(عقدة) fastening together of one or more threads, cords, ropes; lump or loop formed in thread; ornamental tie

label: Read
n.
(التسمية) paper affixed to anything by inscription; slip of ribbon, parchment; writing annexed by way of addition

laborer: Read
n. Syn. worker; toiler
(عامل) worker; someone who works with their hands

lace: Read
n.
(الرباط) delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns; rope; cord that is drawn through eyelets

lag: Read
v. Syn. delay; drag
(متخلفة) delay; drag; the act of slowing down or falling behind

lamb: Read
n.
(امب) the young of the sheep; simple, unsophisticated person

lame: Read
a.
(عرجاء) moving with pain or difficulty because of injury; disabled so that movement is difficult or impossible

landing: Read
n. Syn. touchdown
(الهبوط) touchdown; act of coming down to the earth

landscape: Read
n. Syn. scenery
(المناظر الطبيعية) scenery; expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

lane: Read
n.
(لين) passageway between fences which is not traveled as a highroad; narrow country road

lap: Read
v.
(اللفة) take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently

lapse: Read
n.
(انقضاء) gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; unobserved or imperceptible progress; slip or error; failing in duty

largely: Read
ad. Syn. mainly
(إلى حد كبير) in a large manner; for the most part; mainly

lark: Read
v.
(ارك) any of various small, singing passerine birds of the family Alaudidae; one who wakes early; one who is up with the larks

laser: Read
n.
(الليزر) optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light

lasting: Read
a. Syn. enduring; durable
(دائم) continuing or remaining for a long time; enduring; durable

latent: Read
a. Syn. dormant; hidden
(سخاء) present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden

lateral: Read
a. Syn. parallel; side
(ملل) coming from side; situated at or extending to the side

latitude: Read
n.
(كامنة) freedom from normal restraints; angular distance north or south of the earth's equator

launch: Read
v. Syn. begin; originate; initiate
(إطلاق) begin; originate; initiate; send off; take off

laundry: Read
n. Syn. washing
(الغسيل) washing; workplace where clothes are washed and ironed

lawn: Read
n. Syn. landscape; grassland; meadow
(العشب) landscape; grassland, usually tended or mowed; meadow

lay: Read
v. Syn. deposit
(لاي) put into a certain place; cause to lie down; spread over a surface

layer: Read
n. Syn. tier; stratum
(طبقة) tier; a relatively thin sheet like expanse or region lying over or under another

layout: Read
n.
(النسق) overall design of a page; plan or design of something that is laid out

leadership: Read
n. Syn. guidance; direction; authority
(القيادة) guidance; direction; authority; position or office of a leader

leading: Read
a. Syn. main; principal
(الرائد) chief; principal; having a position in the lead; foremost

leaflet: Read
n.
(المنشور) small leaf; leaf like organ or part

league: Read
n. Syn. association; union
(الدوري) association; union

leak: Read
v. Syn. seep; ooze
(تسرب) escape fluid from container through a hole or crack; tell anonymously; reveal

lean: Read
v.
(العجاف) bend or slant away from the vertical; rely for assistance or support

leap: Read
n. Syn. jump; hop
(طفرة) jump; hop; place jumped over or from

lease: Read
n. Syn. rent; charter
(تأجير) rent; charter; engage for service under a term of contract

lecture: Read
n.
(محاضرة) teaching by giving a discourse on some subject; speech that is open to the public

legal: Read
a.
(قانوني) created by, permitted by law; according to the law of works

legend: Read
n.
(الأسطورة) explanatory list of symbols on a map; unverified story handed down from earlier times

legendary: Read
a. Syn. mythical; fabled
(مقروءة) mythical; fabled; extremely well known; famous or renowned

legislation: Read
n. Syn. lawmaking
(التشريعات) lawmaking; the act of making or enacting laws ; law enacted by a legislative body

legitimate: Read
a.
(المشروعة) accordant with law; lawful; based on logical reasoning; reasonable

leisure: Read
n. Syn. convenience; vacancy
(الترفيه) convenience; vacancy; freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity

lengthen: Read
v. Syn. extend; elongate
(طويلة) extend; make or become longer

leopard: Read
n.
(إطالة ليوبارد) large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots

lever: Read
n.
(ليفر) simple machine consisting of a rigid bar pivoted on a fixed point and used to transmit force

levy: Read
v. Syn. impose; collect
(ليفي) impose fine or tax; collect payment

liability: Read
n.
(المسؤولية) something that holds one back; state of being legally obliged and responsible

liable: Read
v. Syn. responsible; answerable
(أدوية) bound or obliged in law or equity

liberal: Read
a. Syn. tolerant
(الليبرالي) open-minded; tolerant; broad-mindedness; having political views favoring reform and progress

liberate: Read
v. Syn. free; discharge; release
(تحرير) set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control; discharge; release

liberty: Read
n. Syn. freedom
(بتحرر الحرية) state of free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another; freedom

license: Read
n. Syn. permission
(رخصة) official or legal permission to do or own a specified thing

lick: Read
v.
(لعق) draw or pass the tongue over; pass or lap quickly and rapidly; beat thoroughly in a competition or fight

lift: Read
v. Syn. hoist; elevate
(رفع) direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise; transport by air

light: Read
n.
(الضوء) brightness; something that admits illumination; source of fire; particular aspect of a situation

likelihood: Read
n.
(احتمال) possibility, strong probability; state of being probable

likewise: Read
ad. Syn. similarly
(بالمثل) similarly; as well; too

limb: Read
n. Syn. arm; leg
(الطرف) arm; leg; any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

limestone: Read
n.
(الحجر الجيري) rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime

limousine: Read
n.
(ليموزين) any of various large passenger vehicles, especially a luxurious automobile; van or small bus on regular route

limp: Read
v.
(يعرج) walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg; move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily

line: Read
n.
(الخط) thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface; border or boundary

linear: Read
a.
(الخطي) having form of a line; straight; consisting of lines; lineal

linen: Read
n.
(الكتان) fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant; thread made from fibers of the flax plant

liner: Read
n.
(اينر) vessel belonging to a regular line of packets, as ship or plane

linger: Read
v. Syn. dawdle
(نطيل) be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay

linguistics: Read
n.
(اللسانيات) humanistic study of language and literature

link: Read
v.
(الاتصال) be or become joined or united; connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

liquid: Read
n. Syn. fluid; juice
(الأدبية) fluid; juice; substance in fluid state

liquor: Read
n.
(الخمور) any liquid, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice; alcoholic or spirituous fluid

list: Read
v. Syn. tilt
(قائمة) lean or cause to lean to the side; lean over; itemize

literacy: Read
n.
(القراءة والكتابة) reading and writing; ability to read and write

literal: Read
a.
(حرفي) according to the letter or verbal expression; exactly as stated

literally: Read
ad.
(حرفيا) with meaning; word for word; letter by letter

literary: Read
a.
(أدبية) knowledgeable about literature; of or relating to or characteristic of literature

literate: Read
a. Syn. educated; schooled
(سائل القراءة والكتابة) educated; schooled; one who can read and write

literature: Read
n.
(الأدب) imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value; art or occupation of a literary writer

litter: Read
v.
(القمامة) make untidy by discarding rubbish carelessly; scatter about

livelihood: Read
n. Syn. subsistence; sustenance
(رزق) subsistence; financial means whereby one lives

lively: Read
a. Syn. busy; energetic; vigorous
(حيوية) busy; energetic; vigorous

liver: Read
n.
(الكبد) large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in upper right chest

livestock: Read
n.
(الثروة الحيوانية) any animals kept for use or profit

load: Read
n. Syn. burden; duty
(تحميل) burden; something which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way

loaf: Read
n.
(رغيف) any thick lump, mass, or cake, especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread

loan: Read
n.
(القروض) give temporarily; temporary provision of money

lobby: Read
n. Syn. hall; room
(اللوبي) a group of people who try to influence legislation; hall; room; a large entrance or reception room or area

lobster: Read
n.
(جراد البحر) any large macrurous crustacean used as food

locality: Read
n. Syn. place; district
(المكان) place; district; surrounding or nearby region; particular neighborhood

locate: Read
v. Syn. find; monitor; settle
(موقع) find; monitor; settle; determine or specify the position or limits o

location: Read
n. Syn. scene; site; spot
(الموقع) scene; site; place where something is or could be located

lock: Read
n.
(قفل) strand or cluster of hair; fastening together; a closing of one thing upon another; device operated by a key

locomotive: Read
n.
(قاطرة) of or relating to locomotion; a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine

locust: Read
n.
(الجراد) any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory insects, of the family Acrididae

lodge: Read
n.
(عوائد أموالها توجه) small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper

lodging: Read
n. Syn. accommodation
(السكن) accommodation; lodging

lofty: Read
a.
(السامية) high, tall, having great height; idealistic, implying over-optimism

log: Read
n. Syn. wood
(سجل) record of a voyage or flight; record of day to day activities

logic: Read
n.
(المنطق) reasoned and reasonable judgment; a system of reasoning

logical: Read
a. Syn. coherent; reasonable
(منطقي) reasonable; based on known statements or events or conditions

longevity: Read
n.
(طول العمر) long life; great duration of life; long duration or continuance, as in an occupation

longitude: Read
n.
(الطول) an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles

loom: Read
v. Syn. appear; emerge
(تلوح) appear or take shape, usually in enlarged or distorted form

loop: Read
v. Syn. circle; ring
(لوب) circle; ring; move in loops; make a loop in; join with a loop

loose: Read
a. Syn. unstable; weak
(فضفاضة) unbound; untied; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined

loosen: Read
v.
(ترخي) make loose or looser; make less severe or strict

lose: Read
v.
(تخسر) fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have; be deprived of; fail to win

lottery: Read
n.
(يانصيب) scheme for distribution of prizes by chance; gaming in which tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes

lounge: Read
n.
(قاعة) public room with seating where people can wait; living room; lobby

low: Read
v. Syn. moo
(الواضح) utter sound made by cattle; make a low noise

loyal: Read
a.
(الموالية) steadfast in allegiance or duty; faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty

lubricate: Read
v.
(زيت) make smooth or slippery

lumber: Read
v.
(الخشب) move heavily or clumsily; cut down timber of

luminous: Read
a. Syn. shining
(مضيئة) shining; emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light

lump: Read
n.
(المقطوع) a small mass of matter of irregular shape; irregular or shapeless mass; small cube of sugar

lunar: Read
a.
(القمر) pertaining to the moon; affecting the moon

luxurious: Read
a. Syn. sumptuous; lavish
(الفاخرة) rich and superior in quality; lavish

luxury: Read
n. Syn. opulence; extravagance
(وكسور) something that is an indulgence rather than necessity; excessively expensive