401 Must have IELTS words

Let us boost your vocabulary a bit more today. In all my classes, you learn new words that are rather IELTS centric. It’s no fun for me 🙁 however it gets you bonus points in the IELTS. However, not all words need to be IELTSy.


You will already know most of the words here, so you have actually started without starting…hmm..that makes sense 🙂


The strategy to use with this tiny list of words is to do atleast ten a day and I mean only 10. Try to construct sentences with them, use the Advanced Oxford Dictionary to help you out.  Our blog has a direct feed with the Oxford Database. What more do we need !! Use them and impress your IELTS examiner. 


Here is a link to download a shortened version of the AWL.

abandon
anesthesia
berate
compensate
abduction
animism
biased
complex
abstract
annex
bitterly
complication
accumulate
anomaly
bond
component
accuracy
anticipate
bribery
compress
accuse
antipathy
bulk
concentrated
acquire
apex
burden
condemn
acquisition
apprehend
bureaucratic
confide
adapt
arbitrary
candidate
conflict
addictive
arrogantly
capricious
connotation
adjacent
artillery
cartel
conquest
adjust
ascertain
cast
consciously
adolescent
assail
catastrophic
consequence
advent
assess
cause
constraint
adversely
asset
cease
contamination
advocate
assimilate
certifiably
contemplate
affection
associate
charismatic
contemptuous
affluence
astrological
chronologically
contest
aggravate
atheist
circulate
context
aggregate
augment
civil
contrary
agnostic
authority
clique
convey
allegedly
battle
coalition
convict
allegiance
be inclined to
coerce
core
allocate
cohesion
corrode
amateurish
coincide
counter
ambiguous
collapse
cremation
amend
collide
cultivation
analyze
combustion
cumbersome
cure
diminish
exalt
hazardous
curriculum
discretely
exclusive
hedonistic
cynically
discriminate
exotic
hierarchy
de facto
disease
expeditiously
hilarious
decipher
dispose of
exploit
horror
decline
distill
exponentially
humiliation
decrepit
distinctly
extinction
hypocritically
degrade
distort
extract
hypothesize
deify
diverse
famine
illiterate
delinquency
divination
fatally
impact
denominator
domesticate
feasibly
impair
denote
dynamic
feature
implant
deny
ecclesiastical
fertilize
implement
depict
election
flood
deplete
elementally
fluctuate
implicate
derive
elite
folklore
implicitly
descendant
emission
forensics
impoverish
despise
engender
fortify
improvisation
despondent
enterprising
fossilize
in common
detain
entrepreneurial
fringe
in the trenches
detection
equity
gala
inaugurate
deviant
erode
gap
incentive
devise
erudite
generation
incompetent
devotion
eruption
grotesque
indisputable
dilemma
esthetically
guilty
industrious
dimension
evade
gut
inference
evidence
haggle
infinitesimal
evolve
haunt
inflation
inherent
kin
overlap
ingenious
inheritance
lease
obtain
prejudiced
inhibit
legitimate
offense
prestige
inject
liability
oppress
prevailing
innovative
longitude
paradigm
prevalent
inquiry
loyal
parallel
privileged
inscription
luxury
parochial
procedure
installation
maintenance
passion
process
integrally
manipulation
paternal
prognosis
integrity
marginal
peer
proliferation
intensify
maximize
per capita
promote
intentionally
meditate
permeate
proportion
interdict
medium
persevere
proportionately
intermediary
merchant
persist
proprietor
intervene
merit
perspective
prosper
intrepid
migration
phantom
prototype
intrinsic
milieu
phonetic
proximity
intrusively
minimum
photosynthesis
psychic
intuitively
misconception
physical
rank
invasive
mobilize
pious
rate
invoke
modify
piracy
ratio
irrigation
net
plunge
realism
jointly
necessary
policy
nobility
poll
notion
portrayal
juxtapose
nucleus
potent
obese
precipitation
objectively
predicament
rebel
self-perpetuating
simulation
unleash
recede
sentiment
skit
unmask
reciprocity
sequence
smuggle
vanish
reconciliation
severely
solar
vanity
reform
shame
sole
vein
regulate
shrink
solidarity
verdict
relic
shuttle
source
versus
reservoir
sibling
spectrum
vestige
residual
stable
villainy
resign
status quo
violation
resist
stigmatize
vitriolic
retain
strategic
vulnerable
retrieve
striking
willing
reward
structure
witness
rigor
subsidy
working class
rite
subtly
wound
ritually
surveillance
zeal
roster
survive
rotate
suspect
sacrifice
suspend
safeguard
suspicious
saga
symbolic
scandal
tangible
scar
terminal
secular
tolerate
seep
trend
seize
trigger

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