Vocabulary lists are groups of words that all pertain to one particular word or phrase. Vocabulary lists are very good for improving vocabulary, learning and teaching the basic and main terminology of a specific subject. This can be useful in the introductory stages of studying and writing about that new subject since the more knowledge and familiarity is gained on a subject, the easier it becomes to write about. From a non writer stand point, it is good for making an experience more user friendly by teaching people the main terminology for something you want them to have an easy time learning.
Reading vocabulary lists is one of many effective ways for people to increase vocabulary. If a writer is planning on writing about a particular subject or topic they are not familiar with, increasing both their knowledge and vocabulary on that topic makes it easier to write about that topic. Reading and becoming familiar with vocabulary lists is one of the best things to do for that. Vocabulary lists also give a good indication of what you should know about that subject and covers all of the main areas.
Vocabulary lists can allow people to become familiar with the english words used on certain major exams like GRE(Graduate Records Examination) and/or SAT(Scholastic Assessment Test). Knowing the words that are used on these exams play a vital role in how well you score on them, therefore researching and studying vocabulary lists that pertain to those exams is definitely something that anyone who plans on taking those exams should take into consideration. There are also vocabulary lists dedicated to books and novels based on the vocabulary that the author used for those books. Reading those types of vocabulary lists can aid with doing well for tests or exams based on the books/novels pertaining to those vocabulary lists.
Even if you are already familiar with a particular topic or subject, vocabulary lists can be used for explaining terminology to others who aren't familiar with the subject. For example, a glossary is a type of vocabulary list a lot of books and guides use that allow readers to understand the main words that are being used throughout the book or guide better. Some vocabulary lists consist of brief and concise definitions for the words of the vocabulary list. That is good because it saves the time of having to look up the meaning of the words you don't know. This is the type of vocabulary list that should be used when trying to create a user friendly experience for readers.
Vocabulary lists are useful in an abundance of ways from both a learning and teaching perspective. Whether you want to obtain for yourself or create for others a basic understanding of a subject without going into too much detail, vocabulary lists serve as an ideal tool to accomplish that along with increasing the size of your vocabulary on several different specific subjects.
Here is an example of some basic vocabulary lists...
Earth, Water, Wind, Fire, Ice, Lightning
Dolphin, Owl, Chimpanzee, Octopus, Elephant, Orangutan, Parrot, Dog
Wolf, Fox, Coyote, Puppy, Pitbull, Bulldog, Rottweiler, Canine
Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Panther, Jaguar, Cheetah, Kitten, Feline
Aye aye, Cutlass, Booty, Matey, Ahoy, Arr
Planet, Moon, Black hole, Super nova, Star, Sun, Solar System, Galaxy
Variable, Conditional, Iteration, Class, Object, Concatenation, Input, Output
Vitamin C, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemonade