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4000 IELTS Academic Words List (16)

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table
tablet
tack
tackle
tact
tactics
tag
tailor
talent
tally
tame
tan
tangle
tap
tape
tar
target
tariff
task
taste
taxation
team
teapot
tear
tease
technical
technician
technique
technology
tedious
telegraph
telescope
telex
temper
temperature
temple
temporary
tempt
temptation
tenant
tend
tendency
tender
tenor
tense
tension
tentative
term
terminal
terminate
termination
terminology
terrace
terribly
terrific
terrify
territory
terror
testify
testimony
text
textile
theatrical
theft
theme
theoretical
theory
thereby
therefore
thermometer
thesis
thigh
thirst
thorn
thorough
thoughtful
thrash
thread
threaten
threshold
thrifty
thrill
thrive
throat
throng
throughout
thrust
thumb
thunder
thunderstorm
tick
tide
tidy
tighten
tile
tilt
timber
timely
timid
tip
tissue
title
toast
toe
toil
token
tolerable
tolerance
tolerant
tolerate
toll
tongue
topic
torch
torrent
torture
toss
tough
tourism
tow
towel
tower
trace
track
tractor
tradition
tragedy
trail
traitor
tramp
trample
tranquil
transaction
transfer
transform
transformation
transistor
transit
transition
transmission
transmit
transparent
transplant
transport
trap
traverse
tray
tread
treason
treatment
treaty
tremble
tremendous
trench
trend
trial
tribe
tribute
trick
trickle
trifle
trigger
trim
triple
triumph
trivial
tropic
tropical
troublesome
trumpet
trunk
tub
tube
tuck
tug
tuition
tumble
tumult
tunnel
turbulent
turnover
tutor
twig
twilight
twinkle
twist
typhoon
typical
tyranny
tyrant
tyre


table: Read
v.
(جدول) set resolution or proposal for future consideration; hold back to a later time

tablet: Read
n.
(وحي) a small flat compressed cake of some substance; a dose of medicine; simplified computer with only screen

tack: Read
n.
(تك) small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head

tackle: Read
n.
(معالجة) apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; stopping an opposing player carrying the ball

tact: Read
n.
(اللباقة) sense of touch; feeling; stroke in beating time; sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty

tactics: Read
n. Syn. strategy; policy
(التكتيكات) strategy; policy; plan for attaining a particular goal

tag: Read
v. Syn. attach; append
(بطاقة) attach; append; provide with a name or nickname; label

tailor: Read
n.
(خياط) one whose occupation is making garments; create clothes with cloth

talent: Read
n. Syn. aptitude; skill; gift
(الشرغوف المواهب) skill; gift; marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment

tally: Read
v.
(حصيلة) record by making a mark; reckon or count; keep score

tame: Read
a.
(تامى) domesticated; very restrained or quiet; make less strong or intense; soften

tan: Read
n.
(مبتذل تان) yellowish-brown color; brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun

tangle: Read
n.
(متشابكة) uniting or knitting together confusedly; knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged

tap: Read
v. Syn. utilize
(المشورة التقنية) draw upon; strike lightly; make good use of

tape: Read
n.
(شرائط) long thin piece of cloth or paper; measuring instrument for length by narrow strip

tar: Read
n.
(التقييم الثالث) sailor or seaman; thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal

target: Read
n.
(الهدف) reference point to shoot at; goal intended to be attained

tariff: Read
n.
(التعريفة) tax on goods coming into a country

task: Read
v. Syn. undertake; labor
(فريق المهام) labor or study imposed by another; undertake; labor

taste: Read
v.
(طعم) have experience or enjoyment; take a sample of; have flavor

taxation: Read
n.
(الضرائب) laying a tax, or imposing taxes, as on the subjects of a state, by authority; raising of revenue

team: Read
n. Syn. gang
(فريق) a number of persons associated together in any work; a flock of wild ducks

teapot: Read
n.
(إبريق الشاي) pot for brewing tea; usually has a spout and handle

tear: Read
v. Syn. separate
(بدمعة) separate or be separated by force; divide or disrupt; fill with tears or shed tears

tease: Read
v.
(مشددة نفش) tear into pieces; raise the fibers of

technical: Read
a.
(فني) having special skill or knowledge; according to principle; formal rather than practical; relating to technique

technician: Read
n.
(فني) one skilled particularly in the technical details of work

technique: Read
n.
(تقنية) practical method or art applied to some particular task; skillfulness

technology: Read
n.
(علوم وتكنولوجيا) application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives

tedious: Read
a. Syn. boring; wearisome
(مملة) tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; progressing very slowly

telegraph: Read
n.
(تلغراف) apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire

telescope: Read
n.
(التلسكوب) a magnifier of images of distant objects

telex: Read
n.
(تلكس) communications system consisting of teletypewriters connected to a telephonic network to send and receive signals

temper: Read
v. Syn. moderate
(مزاج) moderate; tone down or restrain; bring to a desired consistency; adjust finely

temperature: Read
n.
(درجة الحرارة) degree of any quality; condition with respect to heat or cold; degree of heat or cold

temple: Read
n. Syn. church
(معبد) church; place of worship

temporary: Read
a. Syn. impermanent
(المؤقتة) not permanent; not lasting

tempt: Read
v. Syn. entice; allure
(يغري) give rise to a desire by being attractive

temptation: Read
n.
(إغراء) act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction

tenant: Read
n. Syn. occupant; leaseholder
(المستأجر) occupant; one that pays rent to use land or building

tend: Read
v.
(تميل) make a tender of; be disposed or inclined; move or extend in a certain direction

tendency: Read
n. Syn. trend; propensity
(اتجاه) trend; a general direction in which something tends to move

tender: Read
v. Syn. offer; extend
(المناقصة الدولية) offer formally; extend; propose a payment

tenor: Read
n.
(فحوى) continuous, unwavering course; exact meaning or actual wording of a document

tense: Read
a. Syn. strained; taut; tight
(متوترة) stretch or force to the limit; tight

tension: Read
n. Syn. strain; stress; anxiety
(توتر) action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility

tentative: Read
a. Syn. hesitant; experimental
(مؤقت) hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive

term: Read
n.
(مصطلح) limited period of time; point in time at which something ends; termination; deadline

terminal: Read
n. Syn. station
(الطرفية) causing or ending in or approaching death; station

terminate: Read
v. Syn. stop; end
(أنهي) stop; bring to an end or halt

termination: Read
n. Syn. conclusion; outcome
(إنهاء) end of something in time or space; result or outcome; conclusion

terminology: Read
n. Syn. terms; vocabulary
(المصطلحات) vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art

terrace: Read
n.
(شرفة) row of houses built in a similar style; level shelf of land with steep slopes

terribly: Read
ad. Syn. dreadfully; awfully; frightfully
(رهيب) dreadfully; frightfully; to a great extent; very much

terrific: Read
a. Syn. excellent; tremendous
(رائع) causing extreme terror; very great; extraordinarily good

terrify: Read
v. Syn. frighten
(ترويع) frighten; fill with terror

territory: Read
n. Syn. region; country; district
(إقليم) large extent of land; organized portion of country

terror: Read
n. Syn. fear; fright
(الإرهاب) extreme fear; violent dread; fright

testify: Read
v.
(شهادة) give testimony in a court of law; provide evidence for

testimony: Read
n.
(شهادة) solemn declaration or affirmation; something that serves as evidence

text: Read
n.
(النص) written words; book prepared for use in schools or colleges

textile: Read
n. Syn. cloth; fabric
(النسيج) cloth; fabric

theatrical: Read
a.
(مسرحية) of or pertaining to theater, or to scenic representations; resembling manner of dramatic performers; histrionic; artificial

theft: Read
n. Syn. burglary; stealing
(سرقة) act of taking something from someone unlawfully; stealing

theme: Read
n. Syn. subject; motif; topic
(موضوع) subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay

theoretical: Read
a. Syn. hypothetical; speculative
(النظرية) not practical or applied; hypothetical; of or based on theory

theory: Read
n.
(نظرية) doctrine or scheme of things; general or abstract principles of any science

thereby: Read
ad. Syn. thus; accordingly; consequently
(بذلك بإنشائها) thus; accordingly; by that means; because of that

therefore: Read
ad. Syn. consequently; hence
(شوكة) consequently; hence

thermometer: Read
n.
(مقياس الحرارة) instrument for measuring temperature

thesis: Read
n. Syn. paper; dissertation
(الأطروحة) paper; dissertation; an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

thigh: Read
n.
(الفخد) part of the leg between the hip and the knee

thirst: Read
n.
(العطش) sensation of dryness in the throat

thorn: Read
n.
(threadlike) something that causes irritation; a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf

thorough: Read
a. Syn. profound; complete
(مدروس) accurate or careful; complete

thoughtful: Read
a. Syn. considerate
(مدروس) considerate; having intellectual depth; giving close attention

thrash: Read
v.
(جلد) beat severely; discuss or examine repeatedly; use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw

thread: Read
n.
(الموضوع) a very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance; filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance

threaten: Read
v. Syn. menace; endanger
(تهدد) pose a threat to; present a danger to

threshold: Read
n. Syn. entrance; beginning
(شامل العتبة) entrance; starting point for a new state or experience

thrifty: Read
a. Syn. economical
(مقتصد) careful about money; economical

thrill: Read
v.
(التشويق) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; tremble as from fear or excitement

thrive: Read
v. Syn. prosper; flourish
(تزدهر) make steady progress; prosper; flourish

throat: Read
n.
(الحلق) part of neck in front of; passage to stomach and lung

throng: Read
n. Syn. crowd
(حشد) large group of people gathered or crowded closely together

throughout: Read
ad.
(فى جميع أنحاء) in every part; in or through all parts; everywhere; during the entire time or extent

thrust: Read
n. Syn. push; drive
(جهة التركيز) push; force used in pushing ; activity or idea is the main or essential thing it expresses

thumb: Read
n.
(الإبهام) short, thick first digit of human hand

thunder: Read
n.
(الرعد) sound which follows flash of lightning; discharge of electricity; loud noise

thunderstorm: Read
n.
(عاصفة رعدية) storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning

tick: Read
v.
(القراد) emit recurring clicking sounds; do well or as designed

tide: Read
n. Syn. current
(المد) periodic rise and fall of the sea level

tidy: Read
a.
(مرتبة) being in proper time; timely; arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper

tighten: Read
v.
(تشديد) draw tighter; straiten; make closer in any manner.

tile: Read
n.
(بلاط) flat thin rectangular slab used to cover surfaces; short length of pipe made of clay or concrete, used in sewers and drains

tilt: Read
n. Syn. slant; lean
(الميل) slight but noticeable partiality; line or surface that departs from the vertical

timber: Read
n. Syn. wood; lumber
(خشب) wood; lumber; trees or wooded land considered as a source of wood

timely: Read
a.
(أوانها) being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable

timid: Read
a. Syn. shy; craven
(خجول) shy; craven; lacking self-confidence; shy

tip: Read
n.
(نصيحة) piece or attachment; end of a pointed or projecting object; a V shape ; indication of potential opportunity

tissue: Read
n. Syn. fabric
(نسيج) groups of cells that make particular parts of the body; soft thin paper

title: Read
n.
(العنوان) right or claim to possession; mark of rank; name of a book or film

toast: Read
v.
(نخب) dry and brown by heat of fire; warm thoroughly; drink to the health or in honor

toe: Read
n.
(اصبع القدم) one of digits of the foot; forepart of a foot or hoof

toil: Read
n.
(التعويضية) exhausting labor or effort; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey

token: Read
n.
(تحمله) something intended or supposed to represent another thing; sign or symbol; memorial of friendship

tolerable: Read
a.
(تحمله) capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.

tolerance: Read
n.
(التوثيق التسامح) capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others; capacity to endure hardship or pain

tolerant: Read
a. Syn. permissive; open-minded; easy-going
(التسامح) showing respect for the rights of others; open-minded; showing capacity for endurance

tolerate: Read
v. Syn. endure; withstand; stand
(تحمل) endure; withstand; allow without prohibiting or opposing; permit

toll: Read
v.
(حصيلة) charge a fee for using; sound in slowly repeated single tones; announce or summon by ringing a bell

tongue: Read
n.
(اللسان) organ situated in floor of mouth; speech; language; clapper of bell

topic: Read
n.
(الموضوع) subject of a speech, essay, thesis, discussion, or conversation

torch: Read
n.
(الشعلة) large candle or lamp giving flaring flame; flashlight

torrent: Read
n. Syn. flood
(سيل) rushing stream; flood; heavy downpour

torture: Read
n.
(التعذيب) extreme pain; anguish of body or mind

toss: Read
v.
(إرم) throw carelessly; throw to see which side comes up; move or stir about violently

tough: Read
a. Syn. hard; strong
(صعبة) hard; difficult; feeling physical discomfort or pain; hard to bear

tourism: Read
n.
(السياحة) practice of traveling for pleasure; business of providing tours and services for tourists

tow: Read
v. Syn. pull; drag
(تاو) draw or pull behind by a chain or line

towel: Read
n.
(منشفة) rectangular cloth or paper for drying or wiping

tower: Read
n.
(برج) building or part of a building that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length; tall, slender structure used for observation, signaling, or pumping

trace: Read
v. Syn. imprint; residues
(النادرة) follow, discover; make a mark or lines on a surface

track: Read
n.
(المسار) road or path affording passage; line or route along which something moves

tractor: Read
n.
(جرار) a truck that has a cab but no body

tradition: Read
n. Syn. heritage
(تقاليد) thought or behavior followed from generation to generation; heritage

tragedy: Read
n. Syn. disaster; calamity
(المأساة) disaster; event resulting in great loss and misfortune

trail: Read
n. Syn. track
(الصعلوك) path or track roughly through wild or hilly country; overland route

traitor: Read
n.
(تريل) one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country

tramp: Read
v.
(سمة) travel or wander through; cleanse clothes in water

trample: Read
v. Syn. destroy
(خائن تدوس) destroy; step on

tranquil: Read
a. Syn. serene; pacific
(شوكة الهادئة) free from disturbance; pacific

transaction: Read
n. Syn. deal
(المعاملات) deal; communication involving two or more people that affects all those involved

transfer: Read
n. Syn. shift; distract; divert
(نقل) shifting; conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another

transform: Read
v. Syn. change; convert
(تحويل) change in outward structure or looks; convert

transformation: Read
n.
(التحول) change in form , appearance, nature, disposition, condition, or the like

transistor: Read
n.
(الترانزستور) small electronic device containing a semiconductor and having at least three electrical contacts

transit: Read
n.
(العبور) act of passing; passage through or over; line or route of passage

transition: Read
n. Syn. passage; change
(الانتقال) going from one state of action to another

transmission: Read
n.
(الارسال) act of transmitting; automotive assembly of gears; sending of a signal

transmit: Read
v. Syn. forward; convey
(أحيل) forward; send from one person or place to another

transparent: Read
a. Syn. airy; obvious
(شفافة) easily detected; permitting light to pass through freely

transplant: Read
n. Syn. transfer; graft
(زرع) act of uprooting and moving a plant to a new location

transport: Read
v. Syn. convey
(نقل) carry from one place to another; carry away; deport

trap: Read
v. Syn. catch
(فخ) catch; hold or catch as if in a hole

traverse: Read
v.
(اجتياز) go through or across, often under difficult conditions

tray: Read
n.
(صينية) an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food

tread: Read
v.
(فقي) step on; mate with; place the foot

treason: Read
n. Syn. perfidy; betrayal
(الخيانة) disloyalty; betrayal of trust or confidence

treatment: Read
n. Syn. handling
(معالجة) handling; care that are intended to relieve illness or injury

treaty: Read
n.
(معاهدة) act of treating for the adjustment of differences; negotiation

tremble: Read
v.
(الثلاثية) shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; quake; quiver; shiver; shudder

tremendous: Read
a. Syn. huge; enormous; gigantic; terrible
(ثلاثة أضعاف جنوني) huge; capable of making one tremble; terrible

trench: Read
n. Syn. ditch; canal
(خندق) canal; deep furrow or ditch; long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor

trend: Read
n. Syn. tendency
(التيار) popular taste; general direction in which something tends to move

trial: Read
n. Syn. experiment
(محاكمة) experiment; act of testing; examination of evidence to determine the charges or claims

tribe: Read
n.
(قبيلة) family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same direct ancestor, and kept distinct

tribute: Read
n. Syn. praise; tax
(التعدي) payment in money made by one ruler or nation; tax; mark of respect; praiseworthy quality

trick: Read
n.
(ألاعيب) cunning or deceitful activity; attempt to get others to do something foolish

trickle: Read
v. Syn. dribble; drip
(الوشل) flow in drops; run or flow slowly; drip

trifle: Read
n.
(تافه) a thing of very little value or importance

trigger: Read
v. Syn. initiate; start
(العبث) cause something happen; set off

trim: Read
v. Syn. clip; prune
(الثلاثي) clip; cut down to the desired size or shape

triple: Read
a.
(المرصد الثلاثي) consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; three times repeated

triumph: Read
n. Syn. victory
(تريم انتصار) victory; win; expressing great joy

trivial: Read
a. Syn. unimportant; trifling; commonplace
(مبتذلة) unimportant; of little significance or value; ordinary; commonplace

tropic: Read
n.
(مدار) one of the two small circles of the celestial sphere, situated on each side of the equator, and parallel to it; hot and humid place

tropical: Read
a.
(المدارية) relating to region on either side of the equator; hot and humid

troublesome: Read
a. Syn. annoying; bothersome
(مزعجة) annoying; bothersome

trumpet: Read
n.
(البوق) brass musical instrument with brilliant tone

trunk: Read
n.
(الجذع) stem, or body, of a tree; main stem, without the branches; body of animal apart from the head and limbs

tub: Read
n.
(الحوض) a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids

tube: Read
n.
(أنبوب) hollow cylindrical shape; underground railway

tuck: Read
v.
(الثنية) make one or more folds in; store in a safe spot; put in a snug spot

tug: Read
v.
(قاطرة) pull or draw with great effort; draw along with continued exertion; haul along; tow

tuition: Read
n.
(دروس) teaching pupils individually; fee for instruction, especially at a formal institution of learning

tumble: Read
v.
(تعثر) fall down, as if collapsing

tumult: Read
n. Syn. commotion; riot; noise
(لقاء الحب) noise, as made by a crowd; riot or uprising

tunnel: Read
n.
(نفق) passageway through or under something, usually underground

turbulent: Read
a. Syn. violent; tempestuous; furious
(مضطرب) characterized by unrest or disorder

turnover: Read
n.
(دوران) act or result of turning over; upset; amount of money turned over or drawn in a business in a specified time; amount of people replaced in a business

tutor: Read
v. Syn. guide; direct
(المعلم) guide; give individual instruction

twig: Read
n.
(غصين) small branch or division of a branch

twilight: Read
n.
(الشفق) light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the sun; faint light; dubious or uncertain medium through which anything is viewed

twinkle: Read
v.
(لمح البصر) open and shut the eye rapidly; blink; wink

twist: Read
v.
(تويست) turn in the opposite direction; form into a spiral shape

typhoon: Read
n. Syn. cyclone
(اعصار) tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific; violent whirlwind

typical: Read
a. Syn. average; representative
(المستبد) conforming to a type; representative

tyranny: Read
n. Syn. oppression
(الاستبداد) oppression; cruel government; office or authority of an absolute ruler; absolute power

tyrant: Read
n.
(طاغية) absolute ruler; sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution

tyre: Read
n. Syn. tire
(المميزة الإطارات) tire; covering for a wheel, usually made of rubber reinforced with cords of nylon