Level 09 vocabulary list

IELTS vocabulary level 9 The first step in being able to improve your vocabulary is to have a clear collection of words to study from, graded from the easier, more common language up to more advanced levels.

IELTSforFREE has a 10 level system to improve your IELTS vocabulary, from Level 1 to Level 10. Once you have looked through the list below, test your self with our Level 9 vocabulary practice page.

Tips for using the vocabulary for IELTS lists:

  • look carefully through the list to make sure you know the words and are confident that you can use them in your written or spoken English.
  • Look up the meaning of any new words and put them in a sentence. If you’re not sure your sentence is correct, post it in the comments section at the bottom of the page and we’ll check it for you.
  • Make a handwritten note of any new words, ideally in a separate note pad that you carry with you. Whenever you have a few minutes – waiting for a bus, just before going to sleep, waiting for the kettle to boil – take out the list and look through, reminding yourself of the word and the meaning.
  • Improving your vocabulary for IELTS takes practice, so try to use the new word(s) in any suitable situation over the next few weeks – using the new word will help you remember it!
  • Write the new word a number of times – writing down vocabulary will help you remember it and will also help with spelling.
acknowledge cage compile convenience displace
allocate canal complement convenient distort
animosity capable complex convivial diverse
aspect capacity complicity core docile
assemble capricious component creep doleful
assign carriage compose criteria domain
assist case composition critic dominant
association category compound cryptic dominate
assume cattle comprise culpable dormant
assure caution conceive cultivate duplicate
attach cease concentrate curse duration
attain ceremony concept curtail dynamic
attentive challenge concoct curve earnest
attitude channel concurrent dearth eccentric
attribute character condone debate efface
attrition charisma conduct deceit egocentric
authority chastise confer deceive elicit
automate cheat confess declare eliminate
autonomy circumstance confession deduce emerge
available cite confine deference eminent
avarice citizen confirm define emphasis
aware civil congenial delineate empire
ban clarify congratulate denote empirical
barber clause congratulation derive evolve
basin coarse conquer derogatory imitate
beak cognitive conqueror descend inherit
beast coherent conquest descendant obey
behalf coincide conscious descent obligation
belligerent collapse consensus destroy observe
beneficiary collar consist destruction predict
benefit colony constant destructive prohibit
bias combine constitute deteriorate reflect
bond command constrain deviate revenue
brave commence construct devise status
breadth commerce consult diligent stifled
bribe commercial contemporary dimension subordinate
bribery commission context diminish sustain
brief communicate contiguous discrete toil
broadcast compatible controversy discriminate vestige
bulk compensate convene disparage vindicate
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