AWL 3 (with pictures)

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Vocabulary from the Academic Word List, Sublists 5 and 6 combined.

acknowledge

to accept or admit that something exists, is true, or is real

aggregate

used for describing the total amount of something, esp. in a country's economy

allocate

to officially give something to someone, or to decide that something can be used for a specific purpose

amend

to make changes to a document, law, agreement etc., especially in order to improve it

assign

1) to give someone a job to do
2) to send someone to a particular place, especially in order for them to work there

capacity

1) the ability to do something
2) the amount of goods that a company can produce, or the amount of work it can do

cite

to use a phrase or sentence from a piece of writing or speech, especially in order to support or prove something

clause

a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done

compound

a chemical substance that consists of two or more elements that together form a molecule. Each different compound has a fixed ratio of elements.

consult

to ask for information or advice from someone who has special knowledge about a particular subject

decline

1) to become less or worse
2) to say politely that you will not accept something or do something

discreet

careful not to say anything that is secret or that could upset someone

discriminate

1) to treat someone unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features
2) to recognize the difference between things

diverse

1) very different from each other
2) including people from many different cultures or races

enforce

to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people

enhance

to improve something, or to make it more attractive or more valuable

entity

a separate unit that is complete and has its own character

equivalent

with the same size, value, importance, or meaning as something else

exceed

to be greater than a number or amount

explicit

said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant

expose

1) to allow something that is usually covered or hidden to be seen.
2) to fail to protect someone or something from something harmful or dangerous.

facilitate

to make it possible or easier for something to happen

federal

a federal country or system is one in which individual states make their own laws, but a national government is responsible for areas such as defence and foreign policy

fundamental

1) relating to the basic nature or character of something
2) essential to the existence, development, or success of something

furthermore

used before a statement that is connected to what you have just said and adds something to it

gender

the fact of being either male or female

incentive

something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this

incidence

the number of cases of an illness or a medical condition in a particular place, group, or situation

inhibit

to make it difficult for a process to start or continue in a normal way

initiate

to make something start

licence

an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something

migrate

1) if a bird or animal migrates, it travels to another part of the world for warmer weather at a particular time of the year
2) to go to another place or country in order to find work

ministry

a government department in the UK and some other countries, or the building from which it operates

modify

to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme

motive

the reason that you do something

nevertheless

despite a fact or idea that you have just mentioned: used as a way of showing how a sentence, phrase, or word is related to what has already been said

notion

knowledge or understanding of something

precede

to happen or exist before another person or thing

presume

to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain

pursue

1) to follow a course of activity
2) to try to achieve something
3) to chase someone or something in order to catch them

ratio

a relationship between the sizes of two numbers or amounts

rational

based on sensible practical reasons rather than emotions

revenue

income from business activities or taxes

scope

the things that a particular activity, organization, subject, etc deals with

subsidy

an amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service

sustain

to provide the conditions in which something can happen or exist

underlie

to be the real or basic cause of or reason for something

utilise

to use something (scientific term)

welfare

the health and happiness of people

whereas

used for comparing two things, people, situations etc and showing that there is an important difference between them

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