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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.
(搁置) set resolution or proposal for future consideration; hold back to a later time

tablet: Read
n.
(药片,片剂,一份药) a small flat compressed cake of some substance; a dose of medicine; simplified computer with only screen

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

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

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

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

tag: Read
v. Syn. attach; append
(加标签,添加,附加) attach; append; provide with a name or nickname; label

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

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

tally: Read
v.
((使)一致,符合 完全相似) record by making a mark; reckon or count; keep score

tame: Read
a.
(驯服的,没精打采的,枯燥无味的) domesticated; very restrained or quiet; make less strong or intense; soften

tan: Read
n.
(黄褐色,鞣(革)) yellowish-brown color; brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun

tangle: Read
n.
(被纠缠,缠结,乱成一团) 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
(轻打,轻敲) draw upon; strike lightly; make good use of

tape: Read
n.
(带子,线带,(赛跑的)终点线,磁带) long thin piece of cloth or paper; measuring instrument for length by narrow strip

tar: Read
n.
(焦油,沥青,柏油,水手) sailor or seaman; thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal

target: Read
n.
(靶子,标的,目标) reference point to shoot at; goal intended to be attained

tariff: Read
n.
(关税,关税表,价目表,价格表) tax on goods coming into a country

task: Read
v. Syn. undertake; labor
(任务,工作,艰苦的事情) labor or study imposed by another; undertake; labor

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

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

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

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

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

tease: Read
v.
(梳理(羊毛,棉麻等)) tear into pieces; raise the fibers of

technical: Read
a.
(技术性的,工艺的,技能的,专门性的) having special skill or knowledge; according to principle; formal rather than practical; relating to technique

technician: Read
n.
(技术人员,专门技师) one skilled particularly in the technical details of work

technique: Read
n.
(方法,技术,技巧,技艺) practical method or art applied to some particular task; skillfulness

technology: Read
n.
(工业技术,工艺学) application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives

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

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

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

telex: Read
n.
(电传,电传的文字,发电传) communications system consisting of teletypewriters connected to a telephonic network to send and receive signals

temper: Read
v. Syn. moderate
(中和,回火,调剂,锻炼) moderate; tone down or restrain; bring to a desired consistency; adjust finely

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

temple: Read
n. Syn. church
(寺庙,教堂) church; place of worship

temporary: Read
a. Syn. impermanent
(短暂的,暂时的) not permanent; not lasting

tempt: Read
v. Syn. entice; allure
(诱惑,引诱,吸引) give rise to a desire by being attractive

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

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

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

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

tender: Read
v. Syn. offer; extend
(提供,扩充) offer formally; extend; propose a payment

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

tense: Read
a. Syn. strained; taut; tight
(紧张的,拉紧的,紧张) stretch or force to the limit; tight

tension: Read
n. Syn. strain; stress; anxiety
(紧张(状态),压力) action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility

tentative: Read
a. Syn. hesitant; experimental
(试探性的,尝试的,暂时的) hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive

term: Read
n.
(学期,期间,期限,特定的期间) limited period of time; point in time at which something ends; termination; deadline

terminal: Read
n. Syn. station
(总站,终点站) causing or ending in or approaching death; station

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

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

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

terrace: Read
n.
(连排住宅,梯田,台地,阳台) row of houses built in a similar style; level shelf of land with steep slopes

terribly: Read
ad. Syn. dreadfully; awfully; frightfully
(可怕地,十分) dreadfully; frightfully; to a great extent; very much

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

terrify: Read
v. Syn. frighten
(使恐怖,使惊吓) frighten; fill with terror

territory: Read
n. Syn. region; country; district
(领土,版图,领地,管区) large extent of land; organized portion of country

terror: Read
n. Syn. fear; fright
(恐怖,惊骇,令人恐怖的人或事) extreme fear; violent dread; fright

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

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

text: Read
n.
(文字材料,教科书) written words; book prepared for use in schools or colleges

textile: Read
n. Syn. cloth; fabric
(纺织品) cloth; fabric

theatrical: Read
a.
(戏剧的,矫揉造作的) of or pertaining to theater, or to scenic representations; resembling manner of dramatic performers; histrionic; artificial

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

theme: Read
n. Syn. subject; motif; topic
((谈话,写作等的)题目,主题) subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay

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

theory: Read
n.
(理论,学说,原理,公理) doctrine or scheme of things; general or abstract principles of any science

thereby: Read
ad. Syn. thus; accordingly; consequently
(因此,从而) thus; accordingly; by that means; because of that

therefore: Read
ad. Syn. consequently; hence
(因此,所以) consequently; hence

thermometer: Read
n.
(温度计,寒暑表) instrument for measuring temperature

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

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

thirst: Read
n.
(渴,口渴,渴望,热望) sensation of dryness in the throat

thorn: Read
n.
((植物的)刺,棘) something that causes irritation; a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf

thorough: Read
a. Syn. profound; complete
(完全的,彻底的) accurate or careful; complete

thoughtful: Read
a. Syn. considerate
(体贴的,考虑周到的) considerate; having intellectual depth; giving close attention

thrash: Read
v.
(鞭打,反复研究检查,脱粒) beat severely; discuss or examine repeatedly; use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw

thread: Read
n.
(线) 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
(威胁,预示…的凶兆,可能来临) pose a threat to; present a danger to

threshold: Read
n. Syn. entrance; beginning
(开始,开端) entrance; starting point for a new state or experience

thrifty: Read
a. Syn. economical
(节省的,抠包的) careful about money; economical

thrill: Read
v.
(兴奋,激动,胆战心惊,欢乐) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; tremble as from fear or excitement

thrive: Read
v. Syn. prosper; flourish
(繁荣,昌盛) make steady progress; prosper; flourish

throat: Read
n.
(咽喉,喉咙,喉头) part of neck in front of; passage to stomach and lung

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

throughout: Read
ad.
(各处,遍及,从头到尾) in every part; in or through all parts; everywhere; during the entire time or extent

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

thumb: Read
n.
(拇指,惹人注目) short, thick first digit of human hand

thunder: Read
n.
(雷声,雷,似雷的响声) sound which follows flash of lightning; discharge of electricity; loud noise

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

tick: Read
v.
((钟表等)滴答作响) emit recurring clicking sounds; do well or as designed

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

tidy: Read
a.
(整洁的,有条不紊的) being in proper time; timely; arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper

tighten: Read
v.
(使紧,变紧,使更严) draw tighter; straiten; make closer in any manner.

tile: Read
n.
(瓦,瓷砖,花砖) 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
(倾斜) slight but noticeable partiality; line or surface that departs from the vertical

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

timely: Read
a.
(适时的,及时的) being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable

timid: Read
a. Syn. shy; craven
(胆怯的,羞怯的) shy; craven; lacking self-confidence; shy

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

tissue: Read
n. Syn. fabric
(薄的纱织品,棉纸,生物组织) groups of cells that make particular parts of the body; soft thin paper

title: Read
n.
(名字,等级,拥有权) right or claim to possession; mark of rank; name of a book or film

toast: Read
v.
(烤面包片,吐司,敬酒,祝酒,烘暖,烤热) dry and brown by heat of fire; warm thoroughly; drink to the health or in honor

toe: Read
n.
(趾,脚趾,足尖) one of digits of the foot; forepart of a foot or hoof

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

token: Read
n.
(象征,记号,纪念品,金属代币,礼券) something intended or supposed to represent another thing; sign or symbol; memorial of friendship

tolerable: Read
a.
(尚好的,尚可以的,可以忍受的) capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.

tolerance: Read
n.
(忍受,宽容) 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
(容忍的,宽容的) showing respect for the rights of others; open-minded; showing capacity for endurance

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

toll: Read
v.
(清空,鸣钟,(道路,港 口的)通行费,过路税) charge a fee for using; sound in slowly repeated single tones; announce or summon by ringing a bell

tongue: Read
n.
(舌头,舌状物,语言,口语) organ situated in floor of mouth; speech; language; clapper of bell

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

torch: Read
n.
(手电筒,火把,火炬) large candle or lamp giving flaring flame; flashlight

torrent: Read
n. Syn. flood
(急流,洪水) rushing stream; flood; heavy downpour

torture: Read
n.
(酷刑,折磨) extreme pain; anguish of body or mind

toss: Read
v.
(扔,投,掷,摇荡,颠簸) throw carelessly; throw to see which side comes up; move or stir about violently

tough: Read
a. Syn. hard; strong
(坚硬的,坚强的) hard; difficult; feeling physical discomfort or pain; hard to bear

tourism: Read
n.
(旅行,旅游,观光) practice of traveling for pleasure; business of providing tours and services for tourists

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

towel: Read
n.
(毛巾,手巾,纸巾) rectangular cloth or paper for drying or wiping

tower: Read
n.
(塔,城堡) 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
(痕迹) follow, discover; make a mark or lines on a surface

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

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

tradition: Read
n. Syn. heritage
(世代因袭,惯例,传统) thought or behavior followed from generation to generation; heritage

tragedy: Read
n. Syn. disaster; calamity
(悲剧,悲惨之事) disaster; event resulting in great loss and misfortune

trail: Read
n. Syn. track
(踪迹,小路,追踪) path or track roughly through wild or hilly country; overland route

traitor: Read
n.
(卖国贼,叛徒) one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country

tramp: Read
v.
(长途跋涉,洗衣) travel or wander through; cleanse clothes in water

trample: Read
v. Syn. destroy
(践踏,踩坏) destroy; step on

tranquil: Read
a. Syn. serene; pacific
(宁静的,安静的) free from disturbance; pacific

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

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

transform: Read
v. Syn. change; convert
((使)变形,改观) change in outward structure or looks; convert

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

transistor: Read
n.
(晶体管,晶体管收音机) small electronic device containing a semiconductor and having at least three electrical contacts

transit: Read
n.
(通过,经过,转口,过境运输) act of passing; passage through or over; line or route of passage

transition: Read
n. Syn. passage; change
(过渡,转换,跃迁) going from one state of action to another

transmission: Read
n.
(传动,播送消息,动力传送器) act of transmitting; automotive assembly of gears; sending of a signal

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

transparent: Read
a. Syn. airy; obvious
(透明的,容易检测的,明晰的) easily detected; permitting light to pass through freely

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

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

trap: Read
v. Syn. catch
(捕捉,困住,陷害) catch; hold or catch as if in a hole

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

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

tread: Read
v.
(踏,践踏,行走) step on; mate with; place the foot

treason: Read
n. Syn. perfidy; betrayal
(叛逆,通敌,背信,叛国罪) disloyalty; betrayal of trust or confidence

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

treaty: Read
n.
(条约,协约,协定) act of treating for the adjustment of differences; negotiation

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

tremendous: Read
a. Syn. huge; enormous; gigantic; terrible
(巨大的,惊人的) huge; capable of making one tremble; terrible

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

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

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

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

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

trick: Read
n.
(戏法,把戏,花样) cunning or deceitful activity; attempt to get others to do something foolish

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

trifle: Read
n.
(微不足道,琐事) a thing of very little value or importance

trigger: Read
v. Syn. initiate; start
(引起,触发,扳机) cause something happen; set off

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

triple: Read
a.
(由三部分合成的,使成三倍) consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; three times repeated

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

trivial: Read
a. Syn. unimportant; trifling; commonplace
(不重要的,普通的) unimportant; of little significance or value; ordinary; commonplace

tropic: Read
n.
(回归线,热带,热带地区) 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.
(热带的) relating to region on either side of the equator; hot and humid

troublesome: Read
a. Syn. annoying; bothersome
(讨厌的,麻烦的) annoying; bothersome

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

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

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

tube: Read
n.
(管子,电子管,显像管) hollow cylindrical shape; underground railway

tuck: Read
v.
(塞进狭窄的地方,卷起,折起) make one or more folds in; store in a safe spot; put in a snug spot

tug: Read
v.
(用力拉,使劲拖,拖拉,拖船) pull or draw with great effort; draw along with continued exertion; haul along; tow

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

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

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

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

turbulent: Read
a. Syn. violent; tempestuous; furious
(吵闹的,狂暴的) characterized by unrest or disorder

turnover: Read
n.
(翻过去,翻倒,销售量,人员更新) 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
(辅导,当家庭教师) guide; give individual instruction

twig: Read
n.
(细枝,嫩枝) small branch or division of a branch

twilight: Read
n.
(黎明,微明,黄昏,薄暮) 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.
(闪烁,闪耀,闪闪发光) open and shut the eye rapidly; blink; wink

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

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

typical: Read
a. Syn. average; representative
(典型的,有代表性的) conforming to a type; representative

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

tyrant: Read
n.
(暴君,残暴之人) absolute ruler; sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution

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