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4000 IELTS Academic Words List (2)

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bachelor
backbone
backward
bacon
bacterium
badge
badminton
baffle
baggage
bait
bake
balance
balcony
bald
ballet
balloon
ballroom
bamboo
band
bandage
bang
banker
bankrupt
banner
banquet
bar
barber
bare
barely
bargain
barge
bark
barn
barometer
baron
barrel
barren
barrier
barter
baseball
basement
basin
bathe
batter
battery
bay
bazaar
bead
beak
beam
bean
bear
bearing
beat
become
beforehand
behalf
behave
behavior
belly
beloved
below
bend
beneath
beneficial
beneficiary
benefit
benevolent
bent
besides
bestow
bet
betray
beverage
bewilder
bias
bid
bill
billion
bind
biographer
biography
biologist
bite
bitter
bitterness
blacksmith
blade
blame
blank
blanket
blast
blaze
bleach
bleed
blend
bless
blessing
blink
block
bloom
blossom
blot
blunder
blunt
blush
board
boarding
boast
bodyguard
boil
bold
bolt
bond
bonus
bookcase
boom
booming
boost
booth
border
bore
boring
bother
bounce
bound
boundary
bourgeois
bow
bowl
boycott
brace
brain
brake
brand
breach
breadth
break
breakdown
breakthrough
breath
breathe
breed
breeze
bribe
bridle
brief
brighten
brilliance
brilliant
brim
brink
brisk
brittle
broadcast
broaden
brochure
bronze
brood
brook
brown
bruise
brutal
brute
bubble
bucket
bud
budget
buffet
bug
bulb
bulk
bulky
bull
bulletin
bullion
bump
bunch
bundle
burdensome
bureaucracy
burial
bush
business
butcher
butter
butterfly
buzz
bygone
bypass


baby-sitter: Read
n.
(няня) person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home

bachelor: Read
n.
(бакалавра) unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges

backbone: Read
n. Syn. support; mainstay
(позвоночник) support; mainstay; vertebrate spine or spinal column

backward: Read
a.
(назад) directed to the back or rear; unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; undeveloped

bacon: Read
n.
(бекон) back and sides of a pig salted and smoked

bacterium: Read
n.
(бактерии) single celled organism with no nucleus

badge: Read
n.
(значок) distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person

badminton: Read
n.
(бадминтон) game played on a court with light long-handled rackets

baffle: Read
v. Syn. frustrate; perplex
(перегородки) frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of

baggage: Read
n. Syn. luggage; packing
(багажа) trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage

bait: Read
v. Syn. harass; tease
(приманка) harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap

bake: Read
v.
(печь) prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal

balance: Read
n. Syn. equilibrium; symmetry; stability
(баланс) being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability

balcony: Read
n.
(Балкон) platform projecting from the wall of a building

bald: Read
a. Syn. hairless
(лысый) hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering

ballet: Read
n.
(балет) a sort of theatrical representation by dancers

balloon: Read
n.
(воздушный шар) large non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air

ballroom: Read
n.
(бальные) large room used mainly for dancing

bamboo: Read
n.
(бамбука) plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries

band: Read
n. Syn. orchestra; team
(группа) orchestra; team; strip; ribbon; belt; unite; ally

bandage: Read
n.
(бандаж) strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds

bang: Read
n.
(взрыва) a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success

banker: Read
n.
(банкир) person in charge of the bank in a gambling game; one who owns or is an executive in a bank

bankrupt: Read
a.
(банкротом) penniless, without any money; financially ruined

banner: Read
n. Syn. flag; sign
(Баннер) flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

banquet: Read
n. Syn. feast
(банкет) feast; entertainment of eating and drinking

bar: Read
n. Syn. caf‚
(бар) a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick

barber: Read
n. Syn. haircutter; shaver
(Парикмахер) haircutter; one whose business is to cut hair and to shave or trim beards

bare: Read
a. Syn. naked; nude
(голый) lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing

barely: Read
ad. Syn. just; only
(едва) just; only; hardly; scarcely

bargain: Read
n.
(сделку) agreement between parties concerning the sale of property

barge: Read
n. Syn. flatboat
(баржа) flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft

bark: Read
n. Syn. yelp; howl
(коры) sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog

barn: Read
n.
(сарай) an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals

barometer: Read
n.
(барометр) instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere

baron: Read
n.
(барона) title or degree of nobility

barrel: Read
n. Syn. vessel
(баррель) vessel; large cylindrical container

barren: Read
a. Syn. desolate
(бесплодной) desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

barrier: Read
n. Syn. obstacle; hindrance; hurdle
(барьер) obstacle; structure built to bar passage; boundary or limit

barter: Read
v. Syn. trade; exchange
(бартер) trade goods or services without the exchange of money

baseball: Read
n.
(Бейсбол) game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players; ball used in this game

basement: Read
n. Syn. cellar
(подвал) cellar; storage room

basin: Read
n.
(бассейн) bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids

bathe: Read
v. Syn. lave; immerse
(купаться) wash by immersion, as in a bath; subject to bath; lave; immerse or cover one's self

batter: Read
v.
(тесто) beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence

battery: Read
n.
(батареи) beating or pounding; set of guns or heavy artillery; dry cell that produces electric current

bay: Read
n.
(Bay) inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf; small body of water set off from the main body

bazaar: Read
n.
(базар) market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East

bead: Read
n. Syn. pearl; drops; droplet
(шарик) small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing

beak: Read
n. Syn. nib
(клюв) nib ;horny projecting mouth of a bird

beam: Read
n. Syn. rafter; brace
(пучка) ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool

bean: Read
n.
(фасоль) various edible seeds; small oval or roundish seed, berry, nut, or lump

bear: Read
v. Syn. support; sustain
(медведь) support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support

bearing: Read
n.
(подшипники) carrying another part; patient endurance; suffering without complaint; act of producing or giving birth

beat: Read
v. Syn. whip; strike; defeat
(бить) whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly

become: Read
v.
(стать) suit or be suitable to; be worthy of, or proper for; cause to appear well; grow or come to be

beforehand: Read
ad. Syn. previously; aforetime
(заранее) in state of anticipation; in advance; by way of preparation

behalf: Read
n. Syn. represent
(имени) represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone

behave: Read
v. Syn. perform; behave oneself
(себя) perform; conduct oneself in a proper way

behavior: Read
n. Syn. conduct; manner
(поведение) conduct; manner

belly: Read
n.
(живот) part of human body which extends downward from breast to thighs, and contains bowels; womb

beloved: Read
a.
(любимого) greatly loved; dear to the heart

below: Read
ad. Syn. beneath; under
(ниже) under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; inferior to in rank; unworthy of

bend: Read
v.
(изгиб) strain or move out of a straight line; curve; turn toward some certain point

beneath: Read
ad. Syn. below; under
(под) lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; below

beneficial: Read
a. Syn. helpful; useful
(полезных) helpful; tending to promote physical well-being

beneficiary: Read
n.
(получатель) person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will

benefit: Read
n. Syn. welfare; gain
(выгоды) advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

benevolent: Read
a. Syn. generous; charitable
(доброжелательный) generous in providing aid to others; charitable

bent: Read
a.
(Бент) determined to do or have

besides: Read
ad.
(Кроме) over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than

bestow: Read
v. Syn. present
(даровать) give as gift; present

bet: Read
n.
(ставки) stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; amount or object risked in a wager

betray: Read
v. Syn. reveal
(предать) be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly

beverage: Read
n. Syn. refreshment
(напитки) liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment

bewilder: Read
v. Syn. confuse
(замешательство) lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex with mazes

bias: Read
n. Syn. prejudice; preference
(смещения) preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way

bid: Read
v.
(ставки) make an offer of; propose; offer in words; declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance

bill: Read
n. Syn. invoice
(законопроекта) invoice; act; proposal; statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu

billion: Read
n.
(млрд.) the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

bind: Read
v. Syn. contract; cohere; stick
(связывать) tie, or confine with a cord, band, or chain; make fast; contract; cohere or stick together

biographer: Read
n.
(биограф) one who writes a book about somebody's life

biography: Read
n.
(биография) an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life

biologist: Read
n.
(биолог) scientist who studies living organisms

bite: Read
v.
(укуса) pierce skin with teeth; seize with the teeth; sting with a stinger; eat into; have a sharp taste

bitter: Read
a. Syn. painful; acrid; acrimonious
(горький) harsh or corrosive in tone; painful; acrid; acrimonious

bitterness: Read
n.
(горечь) sharp and bitter manner

blacksmith: Read
n.
(кузнец) one who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil

blade: Read
n.
(лезвие) flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants; cutting part of an instrument

blame: Read
v. Syn. condemn; rebuke
(вину) condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure

blank: Read
a.
(пустой) of a white or pale color; without color; empty; void

blanket: Read
n.
(одеяло) heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing

blast: Read
n. Syn. explode; burst
(взрыва) explode; burst; gale; very strong gust of wind or air

blaze: Read
n. Syn. flame
(пожар) brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame

bleach: Read
v. Syn. whiten; blanch
(отбеливание) make white or colorless; blanch

bleed: Read
v.
(кровотечение) emit blood; lose blood; withdraw blood from the body

blend: Read
n. Syn. combination; mixture
(смесь) combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture

bless: Read
v.
(благословит) make or pronounce holy; consecrate; make happy

blessing: Read
n. Syn. boon; benediction
(благословению) praying for divine protection; formal act of giving approval

blink: Read
v. Syn. wink
(мигать) shut eyes briefly; wink

block: Read
v. Syn. chunk
(блок) hinder; obstruct; indicate broadly without great detail; sketch

bloom: Read
n. Syn. flower; blossom
(цветения) flower; blossom; best time of youth; period of greatest prosperity or productivity

blossom: Read
n.
(цветок) reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts

blot: Read
n.
(пятно) spot or stain, as of ink on paper; blur; weak point or failing

blunder: Read
n. Syn. error
(ошибка) serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion

blunt: Read
a. Syn. insensitive
(тупой) having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive

blush: Read
v.
(краснеть) become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

board: Read
n. Syn. lumber; plank
(Доска объявлений) a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

boarding: Read
n.
(интернат) wooden boards collectively; act of entering a ship; supplying with meals and lodgings for pay

boast: Read
v. Syn. brag; vaunt
(похвастаться) show off oneself; speak of with excessive pride

bodyguard: Read
n.
(телохранитель) guard to protect or defend person; lifeguard

boil: Read
v.
(кипения) be agitated; pass from a liquid to vapor when heated; be excited with passion; heat in water

bold: Read
a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
(смелые) brave; daring; intrepid; impudent

bolt: Read
v. Syn. dash
(болт) dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly

bond: Read
n. Syn. link; tie; connection
(связь) link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty

bonus: Read
n.
(Бонусы) an extra dividend to the shareholders; money paid in addition to a stated compensation

bookcase: Read
n.
(Стеллаж) case with shelves for holding books, especially one with glazed doors

boom: Read
n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
(бум) bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish

booming: Read
a.
(бум) deep and resonant; flourishing; thriving

boost: Read
v. Syn. raise; advance
(повысить) raise; advance; push or shove upward

booth: Read
n.
(стенд) house or shed built for temporary occupation; covered stall or temporary structure

border: Read
n.
(границы) outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden; margin; verge; brink; boundary

bore: Read
v. Syn. drill
(отверстие) drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill

boring: Read
a. Syn. tiresome; tedious
(скучно) uninteresting and tiresome; dull

bother: Read
v. Syn. disturb; puzzle
(беспокоить) annoy; trouble; make agitated or nervous; fluster

bounce: Read
v. Syn. jolt; rebound
(отказов) jolt; rebound after having struck an object or a surface

bound: Read
n. Syn. limit; constraint
(оценки) tied; held; committed; limit; constraint; leap; jump

boundary: Read
n. Syn. border; frontier
(границы) dividing line; border; frontier

bourgeois: Read
a.
(буржуазной) middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

bow: Read
n.
(лук) inclination of head, or bending of body for reverence, respect, civility, or submission; bending or rounded part of ship forward

bowl: Read
v.
(чаши) throw or roll a ball; move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling

boycott: Read
v.
(бойкот) refrain from buying or using

brace: Read
n.
(скобка) something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;

brain: Read
n. Syn. intelligence; intellect
(мозга) organ or seat of intellect; understanding or imagination

brake: Read
n.
(тормозные) a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction

brand: Read
n.
(Бренд) burning piece of wood; mark made by burning with a hot iron; distinctive mark upon in any way

breach: Read
n. Syn. violation; infringement
(нарушение) breaking of contract or duty

breadth: Read
n. Syn. width; extent
(ширина) measure or dimension from side to side; width; extent

break: Read
n.
(перерыв) opportunity to do something; pause or interval, as from work; sudden change

breakdown: Read
n.
(пробоя) process of failing to function or continue; sudden collapse in physical or mental health; summary of itemized data

breakthrough: Read
n.
(прорыв) act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction

breath: Read
n.
(дыхание) air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

breathe: Read
v. Syn. respire
(дышать) respire; inhale and exhale air

breed: Read
v. Syn. raise; hatch; mate
(породы) raise; produce offspring; give birth to or hatch; mate

breeze: Read
n. Syn. light wind
(ветер) light current of air; gentle wind; progress swiftly and effortlessly

bribe: Read
n.
(взятки) something serving to influence or persuade; reward or gift with a view to prevent judgment

bridle: Read
n.
(уздечку) headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins

brief: Read
a.
(краткий) short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise

brighten: Read
v. Syn. lighten
(скрасить) lighten; cheer; encourage; make or become bright or brighter

brilliance: Read
n. Syn. cleverness; magnificence
(блеск) cleverness; magnificence

brilliant: Read
a.
(блестящий) full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone

brim: Read
n. Syn. brink; edge
(край) brink; edge

brink: Read
n. Syn. verge; border
(грани) edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge

brisk: Read
a. Syn. energetic; swift
(оживленная) marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic; swift; keen or sharp in speech or manner

brittle: Read
a.
(хрупкого) easily broken; having little elasticity

broadcast: Read
n.
(трансляции) message that is transmitted by radio or television; radio or television show

broaden: Read
v. Syn. widen; expand
(расширить) widen; grow broad or broader

brochure: Read
n. Syn. pamphlet
(брошюры) pamphlet; small book usually having paper cover

bronze: Read
n.
(бронза) an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

brood: Read
v.
(выводок) think long and anxiously; be in a state of gloomy, serious thought

brook: Read
n. Syn. creek; stream
(Брук) creek; stream

brown: Read
a.
(коричневый) of dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow

bruise: Read
v.
(синяк) injure, as by a blow or collision; contuse; fight with the fists

brutal: Read
a.
(жестокий) like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless

brute: Read
a.
(грубая) not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence

bubble: Read
n. Syn. foam
(пузыря) foam; dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; fantastic or impracticable idea or belief

bucket: Read
n.
(ведро) vessel for drawing up water from a well; vessel for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain

bud: Read
n. Syn. shoot; sprout
(почки) one that is not yet fully developed; sprout

budget: Read
n. Syn. estimate
(бюджет) estimate; a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

buffet: Read
n.
("шведский стол") table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out

bug: Read
n.
(ошибка) general name applied to various insects

bulb: Read
n.
(лампа) rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball

bulk: Read
n. Syn. majority; mass
(Массовые) majority; main part; volume; mass

bulky: Read
a. Syn. cumbersome; unwieldy; clumsy
(громоздких) of large size for its weight

bull: Read
n.
(бык) male of any species of cattle; large, strong, and aggressive person; optimist regarding business conditions

bulletin: Read
n.
(Бюллетень) brief statement of facts; any public notice or announcement; a periodical publication

bullion: Read
n.
(слитках) gold and silver in the form of bars

bump: Read
n. Syn. lump; bulge
(удар) impact as from a collision; lump on the body caused by a blow

bunch: Read
n. Syn. clump; cluster; gathering
(куча) clump; cluster; gathering

bundle: Read
n. Syn. packet; parcel
(расслоения) packet; a package of things tied together; a large sum of money

burdensome: Read
a.
(обременительным) not easily borne; wearing; causing uneasiness or fatigue

bureaucracy: Read
n.
(бюрократия) over-regulated administrative system

burial: Read
n. Syn. grave
(захоронения) grave or tomb; ritual placing of a corpse in a grave; concealing something under the ground

bush: Read
n. Syn. shrub
(Буш) place abounding in trees or shrubs; wild forest

business: Read
n.
(бизнес) rightful concern or responsibility; occupation, work, or trade in which a person is engaged; commercial enterprise

butcher: Read
n. Syn. slaughterer
(мясника) one whose job is to kill animals for food; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; vendor, especially on train or in theater

butter: Read
n.
(масло) oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning

butterfly: Read
n.
(Бабочки) insect typically having a slender body with broad colorful wings

buzz: Read
n.
(Buzz) confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration

bygone: Read
a.
(ушедшей) past; gone by

bypass: Read
n.
(обхода) channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel

by-product: Read
n.
(побочный продукт) product made during the manufacture of something else