AWL 4 (with pictures)

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Vocabulary form the Academic Word List, Sublists 7 and 8 combined. With pictures

abandon

to leave something or someone in a place, especially because you are in a hurry or are trying to escape

accompany

1) to go with someone to a place or event
2) to happen or exist while something else is happening

accumulate

1) to get more and more of something over a period of time
2) to increase in quantity over a period of time

advocate

to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things

append

to add something to the end of a piece of writing

arbitrary

not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason

bias

an attitude that you have that makes you treat someone in a way that is unfair or different from the way you treat other people

commodity

something that is useful or necessary

complement

to combine well with something, often something that has different qualities

comprehensive

complete and easily achieved

comprise

to consist of two or more things

conform

1) to obey something such as a rule or law
2) to behave in a way that most people think is correct or suitable

contemporary

1) modern, or relating to the present time
2) alive or existing at the same time as a particular event or person

contrary

completely different or opposed to something else

denote

1) to be a feature that shows you what something is
2) to mean something

deviate

to start doing something different from what is expected or agreed

differentiate

to see or show a difference between things

displace

to move out of the usual or proper place

dispose

to get rid of something that you no longer need or want

eliminate

to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed

empirical

based on real experience or scientific experiments rather than on theory

finite

existing only in limited numbers or amounts, or continuing only for a limited time or distance

fluctuate

to change frequently

hierarchy

a system for organizing people according to their status in a society, organization, or other group

ideology

a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based

implicit

not stated directly, but expressed in the way that someone behaves, or understood from what they are saying

induce

to cause something, especially a mental or physical change

infer

to form an opinion about something that is based on information that you already have

innovate

to invent or begin using new ideas, methods, equipment etc

intervene

to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it

isolate

to separate something such as an idea or a problem from others so that you can consider it by itself

mode

a particular way of doing something

offset

to balance the effect of something, with the result that there is no advantage or disadvantage

paradigm

a set of ideas that are used for understanding or explaining something, especially in a particular subject

phenomenon

an event or situation that has special meaning or significance for those that see it

practitioner

someone who works in a particular profession, especially medicine or law

predominant

1) the most common or greatest in number or amount
2) most important or powerful

prohibit

to officially stop something from being done, especially by making it illegal

prospect

the possibility that something will happen, especially something good

reinforce

to make a situation, process, or type of behaviour stronger and more likely to continue

simulate

to produce the features of something in a way that seems real but is not

sole

the sole person or thing is the only one of a particular type

submit

1) to formally give something to someone so that they can make a decision about it
2) to accept that someone has defeated you or has power over you

successor

used about someone who continues the work of, or who reaches the standard of, someone who came before them

terminate

to end or stop something

thereby

because of, or by means of, what has just been mentioned

thesis

1) a long piece of writing that is the final part of an advanced university degree
2) an idea, opinion, or theory that is used to explain something

vehicle

a machine that you travel in or on, especially one with an engine that travels on roads, for example a car, bus, van, truck, or motorcycle

voluntary

to choose to do something because you want to, and not because you have to

widespread

happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people

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