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4000 IELTS Academic Words List (6)

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fabric
fabricate
face
facilitate
facility
faction
factor
fade
faint
fairly
fairy
faith
faithful
fake
fall
fame
familiar
familiarity
famine
fanatic
fancy
fantastic
fare
farewell
fascinate
fascination
fashion
fashionable
fasten
fatal
fathom
fatigue
fault
favorable
feasible
feast
feat
feature
federal
federation
fee
feeble
feed
feedback
fell
fellowship
female
ferocious
ferry
fertile
fertilizer
fervent
festival
fetch
feud
fiber
fiction
fictional
fierce
fig
figurative
figure
file
filter
filth
filthy
final
finance
financial
financing
finite
fir
firm
fishery
fist
fit
fitness
fitting
fixed
fixture
flag
flake
flame
flap
flare
flash
flask
flatter
flavor
flaw
flee
fleece
fleet
flesh
flexibility
flexible
flicker
fling
float
flock
flour
flourish
fluctuate
fluctuation
fluency
fluent
flush
flutter
flux
foam
focus
fodder
foe
fog
foggy
fold
foliage
foolish
forbid
forecast
forefather
foremost
foresee
foretell
forge
forgery
forgive
formal
formality
format
formation
former
formerly
formidable
formula
formulate
forsake
fort
forthcoming
fortitude
fortnight
fortress
fortunate
fortune
forum
forward
fossil
foster
foul
found
foundation
founder
fountain
fraction
fracture
fragile
fragment
fragrance
fragrant
frail
frame
framework
franchise
frank
freight
fret
friction
frightening
fringe
frontier
frost
frown
frugal
fruitful
frustrate
frustration
fuel
fulfil
full
fumble
function
functional
fund
fundamental
funeral
furious
furnace
furnish
furniture
furrow
further
furthermore
fury
fuse
fuss
fussy


fabric: Read
n. Syn. cloth; stuff
cloth; stuff; artifact made by weaving or synthetic fibers; structure; framework

fabricate: Read
v. Syn. build
build; put together out of components or parts

face: Read
v. Syn. confront; encounter
confront; encounter; be opposite

facilitate: Read
v. Syn. promote; expedite
help bring about; make less difficult

facility: Read
n. Syn. equipment; device
service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose

faction: Read
n. Syn. party; clique; dissension
a party of persons having a common end in view

factor: Read
n. Syn. variable; element; component
anything that contributes causally to a result; element; variable

fade: Read
v. Syn. disappear; die out
disappear; die out; lose color; lose freshness

faint: Read
a. Syn. dim; feeble; weak
lacking strength or vigor ; weak

fairly: Read
ad. Syn. impartially; relatively; rather
in fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly

fairy: Read
n. Syn. enchantment; illusion
enchantment; illusion; imaginary supernatural being or spirit

faith: Read
n. Syn. belief
loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; complete confidence

faithful: Read
n. Syn. believer; follower
believer; follower

fake: Read
n. Syn. imitation; counterfeit; false
imitation; counterfeit; having a false or misleading appearance

fall: Read
v.
drop; sink; lose an upright position suddenly; decrease in size, extent, or range

fame: Read
n. Syn. renown; celebrity
favorable public reputation; great renown

familiar: Read
a.
well known or easily recognized

familiarity: Read
n.
state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy

famine: Read
n. Syn. starvation
shortage of food; starvation

fanatic: Read
n.
person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause; showing evidence of possession by a god or demon

fancy: Read
n. Syn. notion; imagine; whim
capricious notion; something many people believe that is false

fantastic: Read
a. Syn. excellent; extraordinary
excellent; extraordinary; strange in form, conception, or appearance

fare: Read
n.
food and drink; diet; transportation charge; a paying passenger

farewell: Read
n.
acknowledgment at parting; goodbye; act of departing or taking leave

fascinate: Read
v. Syn. intrigue; enthrall; captivate
cause to be interested or curious; captivate

fascination: Read
n.
capacity to attract intense interest

fashion: Read
n. Syn. vogue; style
style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model

fashionable: Read
a. Syn. stylish
conforming to the current style; being or in accordance with current fashion

fasten: Read
v. Syn. attach; affix
attach; affix

fatal: Read
a.
causing death

fathom: Read
v.
measure the depth; come to understand

fatigue: Read
n. Syn. weariness; exhaustion
physical or mental weariness; exhaustion

fault: Read
n. Syn. crack
crack; a crack in the earth; defect; flaw; a wrong action

favorable: Read
a. Syn. propitious; beneficial; approving
approving or pleasing; granting what has been desired or requested

feasible: Read
a. Syn. practical; possible; suitable
capable of being accomplished or brought about

feast: Read
n.
festival or holiday; festive or joyous meal; something highly agreeable; entertainment

feat: Read
n. Syn. achievement; accomplishment
achievement; accomplishment

feature: Read
n.
prominent aspect of something

federal: Read
a.
of or relating to central government; national

federation: Read
n.
uniting in a league; confederation; league

fee: Read
v.
give a tip beyond the agreed-on compensation

feeble: Read
a. Syn. weak; frail
lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; faint; frail

feed: Read
v. Syn. nourish; graze
give food to; supply with nourishment

feedback: Read
v.
response to an inquiry or experiment

fell: Read
a. Syn. cruel; deadly
capable of destroying; lethal

fellowship: Read
n.
state or relation of being or associate; companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; state of being together

female: Read
n.
for or composed of women or girls

ferocious: Read
a.
fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty

ferry: Read
n. Syn. shuttle; barge
shuttle; transport by boat or aircraft

fertile: Read
a. Syn. rich; fruitful
rich; fruitful; inventive; creative; intellectually productive

fertilizer: Read
n.
any substance used to make soil more fertile

fervent: Read
a.
extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt

festival: Read
n. Syn. holiday
a day or period of time for feasting and celebration

fetch: Read
v.
take away or remove; reduce; go or come after and bring or take back

feud: Read
n. Syn. enmity; vendetta
bitter quarrel between two parties

fiber: Read
n.
slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure; material to make paper or cloth

fiction: Read
n. Syn. story; legend
story; imaginative creation; literary work whose content is produced by imagination

fictional: Read
a. Syn. imaginary
imaginary; invented, as opposed to real

fierce: Read
a. Syn. ferocious; savage
ferocious; savage; extremely severe or violent; terrible

fig: Read
n.
small fruit tree with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity

figurative: Read
a.
not literal, but metaphorical; using figure of speech

figure: Read
n.
model of a bodily form; impression produced by a person; written or printed symbol representing a number

file: Read
v.
line; proceed in line

filter: Read
n. Syn. strain; purify
strain; pass liquid or gas through device that blocks some matter by particular criterion

filth: Read
n.
foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; corruption; pollution

filthy: Read
a.
nasty; dirty; polluted; foul; impure

final: Read
a. Syn. last
forming or occurring at the end; terminating; ultimate; conclusive

finance: Read
n. Syn. fund
management of money and credit and banking and investments; subsidizing; fund

financial: Read
a. Syn. monetary
monetary; pertaining or relating to money matters

financing: Read
n. Syn. subsidy; funding
subsidy; transaction that provides funds for a business

finite: Read
a.
having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded

fir: Read
n.
any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies

firm: Read
a. Syn. hard; solid; determined
hard; solid; resolute; determined

fishery: Read
n.
business or practice of catching fish; fishing; a place for catching fish; the right to take fish at a certain place

fist: Read
n.
hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; closed hand

fit: Read
v.
be the right size or shape; conform to some shape or size

fitness: Read
n. Syn. health; vigor
health; vigor; state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness

fitting: Read
n.
small accessory to a larger system; small detachable part for a machine or apparatus; act of trying on clothes

fixed: Read
a. Syn. stationary; settled; established
firmly in position; stationary

fixture: Read
n. Syn. commonplace object
commonplace object; object firmly fixed in place

flag: Read
v. Syn. decline; weaken; fade
become less intense; sink, or settle from pressure

flake: Read
n. Syn. peel; chip
flat thin piece or layer; chip; small piece; small crystalline bit of snow

flame: Read
n. Syn. blaze; fire
stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; passion of love

flap: Read
n.
flat, usually thin piece attached at only one side; act of waving or fluttering; blow given with something flat; slap

flare: Read
v.
sudden outburst of emotion; glare; shine; shine with sudden light

flash: Read
n. Syn. flare; spark
emit a brief burst of light; appear briefly; sudden intense burst of radiant energy

flask: Read
n.
a small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass

flatter: Read
v.
compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favor; enhance someone's vanity by praising them

flavor: Read
n. Syn. taste; savor
distinctive taste; quality produced by the sensation of taste

flaw: Read
n.
crack or breach; gap or fissure; defect; fault; sudden burst of noise and disorder

flee: Read
v.
run away, as from danger or evil; avoid in alarmed or cowardly manner

fleece: Read
v. Syn. rob; plunder
rob; strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; ask unreasonable price

fleet: Read
n.
a group of steamships under the same ownership; a group of vessels or vehicles

flesh: Read
n.
soft tissue of body, mainly muscle and fat; substance; reality; surface or skin of human body; meat of animals

flexibility: Read
n.
quality of being adaptable or variable

flexible: Read
a. Syn. pliant; elastic; docile
pliant; elastic; capable of being bent or flexed; pliable

flicker: Read
v.
flutter; flap the wings without flying; waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air

fling: Read
v. Syn. discard
throw with force or recklessness; throw or cast away; move in an abrupt

float: Read
v.
drift along; make the surface of level or smooth; move lightly

flock: Read
n. Syn. group; herd; crowd
group; herd; crowd; gather; crowd; throng

flour: Read
n.
fine powdery foodstuff; soft, fine powder

flourish: Read
v. Syn. prosper
grow well; decorate with ornaments; be in a period of productivity

fluctuate: Read
v. Syn. waver; shift
rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly

fluctuation: Read
n.
a wave motion

fluency: Read
n.
quality of smoothness of flow; quality of being fluent in language

fluent: Read
a. Syn. articulate; eloquent; graceful
easy and graceful in shape; graceful; smooth and unconstrained in movement

flush: Read
v.
turn red, as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion; glow, especially with a reddish color; flow suddenly

flutter: Read
v.
vibrate or move quickly; drive in disorder; throw into confusion; wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner

flux: Read
n. Syn. flowing; fusion
flowing; series of changes; state of being liquid through heat

foam: Read
n.
white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids

focus: Read
n.
most important thing; a fixed reference point; center of interest or activity

fodder: Read
n.
coarse food for cattle or horses

foe: Read
n. Syn. enemy; adversary
enemy; one who entertains hatred, grudge; adversary

fog: Read
n. Syn. haze
droplets of water vapor suspended in air near ground ; haze

foggy: Read
a.
obscured by fog; indistinct or hazy in outline

fold: Read
v.
make something double; bend or lay so that one part covers the other

foliage: Read
n. Syn. leaves; leafage
masses of leaves; a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches

foolish: Read
a. Syn. silly; ridiculous; stupid; silly; unwise
marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment

forbid: Read
v.
not allow; prohibit; prevent

forecast: Read
n. Syn. prediction; outlook
prediction about how something will develop, as for weather

forefather: Read
n. Syn. ancestor
ancestor; forebear

foremost: Read
a. Syn. leading; main; primary
leading; main; primary; first in time or place

foresee: Read
v. Syn. anticipate; predict
anticipate; predict

foretell: Read
v. Syn. predict; forecast
tell of or indicate beforehand; predict

forge: Read
n.
workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

forgery: Read
n.
act of forging, especially the illegal production of something counterfeit

forgive: Read
v. Syn. pardon
give wholly; cease to feel resentment against; excuse for a fault or an offense; give up; resign

formal: Read
a. Syn. official; ceremonious
official; executed, carried out, or done in proper or regular form

formality: Read
n.
quality or condition of being formal; something done just for form's sake

format: Read
v. Syn. pattern; design
pattern; design; set into a specific pattern

formation: Read
n. Syn. synthesis; configuration; pattern
configuration; pattern

former: Read
a. Syn. previous; earlier
preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier

formerly: Read
ad. Syn. previously; once
previously;at an earlier time; once

formidable: Read
a. Syn. menacing; threatening
arousing fear; threatening; difficult to undertake or defeat

formula: Read
n.
plan; directions for making something; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

formulate: Read
v. Syn. policy; theory
decide upon and express in words

forsake: Read
v. Syn. forgo
leave someone who needs or counts on you

fort: Read
n. Syn. fortress; stronghold
a fortified defensive structure; permanent army post

forthcoming: Read
a.
ready or about to appear; making appearance

fortitude: Read
n. Syn. bravery; courage
bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack

fortnight: Read
n.
a period of fourteen consecutive days

fortress: Read
n. Syn. fort; castle
fort; castle; fortified place, especially a large military stronghold, often includes a town

fortunate: Read
a. Syn. lucky
lucky; bringing something good and unforeseen

fortune: Read
n. Syn. treasure; luck
arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck

forum: Read
n.
place to discuss public concerns; meeting or medium for open discussion

forward: Read
ad.
at or to or toward the front; toward the future

fossil: Read
n. Syn. remnant
remnant; remains of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age

foster: Read
v. Syn. rear
rear; promote the growth of; help develop

foul: Read
n. Syn. disgusting; filthy
act that violates of the rules of a sport

found: Read
v.
establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence; melt metal and pour into a mold

foundation: Read
n.
basis on which something is grounded

founder: Read
n.
person who establishes an organization, business

fountain: Read
n.
spring of water issuing from the earth; artificially produced jet or stream of water

fraction: Read
n. Syn. segment; fragment
segment; fragment; a small proportion of

fracture: Read
v. Syn. break; crack
break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse

fragile: Read
a. Syn. delicate; brittle; weak
easy to destroy, delicate, not strong

fragment: Read
n. Syn. piece; fraction
small part broken off or detached; fraction

fragrance: Read
n.
scent; aroma; distinctive odor that is pleasant

fragrant: Read
a. Syn. aromatic; odorous
pleasant-smelling; odorous

frail: Read
a. Syn. weak
physically weak; easily broken

frame: Read
n. Syn. construct
structure that gives shape or support; closed, often rectangular border of drawn or printed lines

framework: Read
n. Syn. structure; skeleton
fundamental structure, as for a written work; skeleton

franchise: Read
n.
right granted by authority; right to vote; business licensed to sell a product in particular area

frank: Read
a. Syn. honest; sincere; straightforward
honest; sincere; open and sincere in expression; straightforward

freight: Read
n.
transport commercially as cargo; load with goods; goods carried by a large vehicle

fret: Read
v. Syn. vex
cause to be uneasy; wear away

friction: Read
n. Syn. abrasion; scraping
clash in opinion; rubbing against; conflict

frightening: Read
a.
inspiring with fear; causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary

fringe: Read
n. Syn. margin; periphery
margin; periphery; decorative border of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band

frontier: Read
n.
part of a country which fronts or faces another country or an unsettled region; border, confine, or extreme part of a country

frost: Read
n.
ice crystal; weather cold enough to cause freezing; provide with a rough surface or appearance

frown: Read
v.
look angry; wrinkle one's forehead; regard something with disapproval or distaste

frugal: Read
a. Syn. sparing; economical; thrifty
sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive

fruitful: Read
a. Syn. productive; fertile
productive; fertile; producing results; profitable

frustrate: Read
v. Syn. thwart; defeat
make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment

frustration: Read
n. Syn. disappointment; failure
disappointment; failure; act of frustrating

fuel: Read
n.
substance that can be consumed to produce energy

fulfil: Read
v. Syn. fulfill
fill full; fill to the utmost capacity, as a vessel, a room; make full or complete

full: Read
a.
filled to satisfaction with food or drink; containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

fumble: Read
v.
feel or grope about; make awkward attempts to do or find something; play childishly

function: Read
n.
act of executing or performing any duty; assigned duty or activity

functional: Read
a. Syn. useful
useful; in good working order

fund: Read
n. Syn. money; capital
money; capital; a reserve of money set aside for some purpose; finance; subsidize

fundamental: Read
a. Syn. primary; essential
relating to foundation or base; elementary; primary; essential

funeral: Read
n.
ceremony held in connection with burial; burial procession accompanying body to grave; end of existence

furious: Read
a.
extreme anger; raging; full of activity; energetic or rapid

furnace: Read
n.
enclosed place in which heat is produced; place or time of punishment or great trial; intensely hot place

furnish: Read
v. Syn. provide; supply
provide; supply; equip with what is needed, especially to provide furniture for

furniture: Read
n.
movable articles in a room or an establishment that make it fit for living or working

furrow: Read
n.
trench in the earth made by a plow; any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; wrinkle on the face

further: Read
v. Syn. advance
get greater distance; make more in advance

furthermore: Read
ad.
in addition; moreover; still further

fury: Read
n. Syn. anger
violent anger; rage; uncontrolled action; turbulence

fuse: Read
v. Syn. combine; blend
combine; blend; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

fuss: Read
n. Syn. protest
angry disturbance; excited state of agitation; needlessly nervous or useless activity; protest; quarrel

fussy: Read
a.
easily upset; given to bouts of ill temper; full of superfluous details