NAWL 10 (451 - 500)

This is a sublist of the Browne, Culligan and Phillips (2013) New Academic Word List developed from the academic subsection of the Cambridge English Corpus, the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE), and the British Academic Spoken English (BASE) corpus. For more information and the full list please visit: http://www.newacademicwordlist.org/
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plausible
(adj.) being reasonable and possibly true
nitrogen
(n.) a colorless chemical element without a smell that forms most of the earth's atmosphere
vein
(n.) one of the little tubes that return blood from the body to the heart
controversy
(n.) strong public disagreement about something
wheat
(n.) a kind of grain that is used to make flour for bread
rewrite
(v.) to write something again, usually to improve it or correct errors
manual
(adj.) needing the use of physical strength or work; (n.) a book of information or instructions
strategic
(adj.) concerned with strategy
peasant
(n.) a person of low social status, usually who works on a farm
absorb
(v.) to take in water
sketch
(n.) a drawing made quickly that lacks detail
justification
(n.) a reason or fact that explains why something happens or exists
lifetime
(n.) the time between birth and death
binary
(adj.) having two parts
definite
(adj.) not likely to change, clearly decided
contour
(n.) the shape of the outside edge of something
execution
(n.) the act of killing a person as punishment for something
rhythm
(n.) a pattern of sound and beats in music
ultimate
(adj.) happening or coming at the end of process, final
dictionary
(n.) a book with the meanings of many words
constitution
(n.) a law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
acceleration
(n.) an increase in rate of change
undermine
(v.) to weaken or destroy something secretly and usually slowly
disadvantage
(n.) something that makes things difficult
myth
(n.) a popular belief that is false or unsupported by fact
strand
(n.) something that is plaited or twisted as a rope-like length
unify
(v.) to join or bring together
randomly
(adv.) with no pattern or clear purpose; by chance
philosopher
(n.) a person who studies ideas about things such as the meaning of life and truth
pronounce
(v.) to make the sound of a word or letter with your voice
workshop
(n.) a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving
objection
(n.) a reason for not supporting or being in agreement with an idea, action, or plan
meaningful
(adj.) having importance
wavelength
(n.) the size of a wave; a shared understanding
diagnose
(v.) to determine the cause of something by examination, usually an illness
accent
(n.) a way of saying words that shows your dialect or class
realm
(n.) the area ruled by a king or queen
replication
(n.) the act of making copies
basin
(n.) a water container that is wider than it is deep
admission
(n.) the act of taking responsibility for an error or mistake
interestingly
(adv.) causing someone to feel excitement or interest
clarify
(v.) to make something easier to understand
grid
(n.) a metal structure with bars that is used to cover a hole
curriculum
(n.) a group of related courses, often in a special field of study:
displacement
(n.) the act of taking the place of something or someone else
coherent
(adj.) something logical and well-organized
standardize
(v.) to change something in order to make everything the same or make everything agree
civilization
(n.) an organized society where technology and culture are highly developed
positively
(adv.) definitely or certainly
bacterial
(adj.) concerning or caused by bacteria
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