ACT Word of the Day

Vocabulary Words on the ACT Exam

act-word-of-the-dayIncreasing your vocabulary and learning how to use new words is probably the most helpful way to improve your communication skills. It doesn’t matter whether you are focused on college admittance or a career opportunity.

Having a solid set of communication skills is paramount.

That is the main reason why the ACT exam has a vocabulary word section. They to test your knowledge and ability to communicate.


100 Most Common ACT Word List

Here is a list of the most common ACT words on the vocabulary section of the ACT exam.

  1. Adulation – excessive flattery
  2. Aloof – not friendly or forthcoming
  3. Anachronistic – belonging to a period other than that being portrayed
  4. Analyze – examine methodically
  5. Antagonize – cause someone to become hostile
  6. Assert – state a fact
  7. Befall – having to something bad happen to someone
  8. Burgeon – begin to growth rapidly
  9. Characteristic – a feature typical of a particular person
  10. Compassion – sympathetic pity for the suffering of others
  11. Complement – a thing that completes or brings to perfection
  12. Consecutive – following continuously
  13. Contract – written or spoken agreement
  14. Contradict – deny the truth by stating the opposite
  15. Correlate – having mutual relationship or connection
  16. Cumbersome – large, heavy, or difficult
  17. Demean – cause severe loss of dignity
  18. Depict – show or represent by drawing
  19. Devoid – entirely lacking, empty
  20. Differential – varying according to circumstances
  21. Diffuse – spread over a wide area
  22. Digress – leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing
  23. Discrepancy – a lack of comparability between two facts
  24. Eclipse – obscuring the light from one celestial body by passing in front of it
  25. Eminent – famous or respected within a specific sphere
  26. Engross – absorb all the attention or interest
  27. Exploit – make full use of
  28. Facilitate – make an action easy or easier
  29. Fastidious – very attentive to accurate details
  30. Feign – pretend to be affected by
  31. Fleeting – lasting for a very short time
  32. Fuse – a safety device that melts or break on a circuit board if the electrical current exceeds its limits
  33. Give – freely transfer possession
  34. Generalize – make a broad statement by inferring from specific cases
  35. Glaring – giving out or reflecting a strong light
  36. Grandeur – splendor
  37. Hardship – severe suffering
  38. Hitherto – until now
  39. Hypothetical – supposed but not necessarily real or true
  40. Hypothesis – a proposed explanation based on limited evidence
  41. Immense – extremely large
  42. Impervious – not allowing fluid to pass through
  43. Inevitable – certain to happen
  44. Informal – having a relaxed style
  45. Jumbled – mixed
  46. Justify – show or prove to be right
  47. Jurisdiction – official power to make legal decisions
  48. Jury – a body of people sworn to give a verdict in a legal case
  49. Latent – existing but not yet developed
  50. Latter – occurring new the end of something
  51. Lucrative – producing a great deal of profit
  52. Lethargic – sluggish or apathetic
  53. Malleable – able to be pressed or hammered out of shape without breaking
  54. Mishap – an unlucky accident
  55. Modify – make partial or minor changes
  56. Meticulous – showing great attention to detail
  57. Momentous – of great importance
  58. Nuance – a subtle difference in
  59. Nautical – of or concerning sailors or navigation
  60. Nostalgia – a sentimental longing
  61. Notion – a conception of or belief about something
  62. Obsolete – no longer produced or used
  63. Obstruct – to block
  64. Omnipotent – having unlimited power
  65. Omit – to leave out or exclude
  66. Orient – countries of Asia
  67. Paramount – of utmost important
  68. Perpetual – never ending or changing
  69. Pensive – engaged in deep serious thought
  70. Perplex – cause someone to feel completely baffled
  71. Pragmatic – dealing with things sensibly and realistically on a way that is based on practical considerations
  72. Prolific – producing much fruit or work
  73. Pungent – having a sharply strong taste or smell
  74. Qualitative – relating to the standard of something
  75. Quantitative – relating to the amount of something
  76. Quasi – seemingly
  77. Reflect – throw back light without absorbing it
  78. Realistic – showing a practice idea of what can be expected
  79. Reality – the state of things as they actually exist
  80. Relevant – closely connected to what is being done
  81. Scrutinize – inspect closely
  82. Skeptical – not easily convinced
  83. Solidarity – unity or agreement of feeling
  84. Solution – means of solving a problem
  85. Static – lacking movement
  86. Strenuous – requiring or using great exertion
  87. Sustainable – able to be maintained at a certain level
  88. Tactile – of or connected with the sense of touch
  89. Tedious – too long, slow, or dull
  90. Trait – a distinguishing quality
  91. Translucent – allowing light to pass through
  92. Ubiquitous – universal, found everywhere
  93. Uniform – not changing in form
  94. Unprecedented – never done or known before
  95. Unrealized – not achieved or created yet
  96. Validate – check or prove accuracy
  97. Variable – not consistent or having a fixed pattern
  98. Vital – absolutely necessary
  99. Void – not valid
  100. Whole – entire, all of

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