54 terms

English Vocabulary for Academic Success, Unit 4


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access (n)
the way of approaching a place or person, or the right to use or look at something
adequate (adj)
enough or satisfactory for a particular situation or need
annual (adj)
happening once every year, or relating to a period of one year
apparent (adj)
clear; obvious
attitude (n)
a feeling, opinion, or mental state in regard to something or someone
attribute (v)
to say or think that something is the result of a characteristic of
civil (adj)
being very polite and well-behaved in society
code (n)
a set of rules, laws, or regulations which are accepted as general principles OR a system of numbers, letters, or symbols for information
commitment (n)
being obligated or willing
concentration (n)
a strong focus on a particular activity, subject, or problem
conference (n)
a meeting for the exchange of ideas on a particular subject, often with the intention of reaching a decision about what action to take
contrast (n)
a clear difference between two or more things
cycle (n)
a group or sequence of events which is often repeated
debate (n)
a serious discussion of a subject in which there are two opposing points of view
despite (prep)
regardless of, in spite of; without being prevented by something
dimension (n)
a feature of way of considering something
domestic (adj)
of the home, household, or family`
emerge (v)
to appear from, rise up from, or come out from behind something
error (n)
a mistake
goal (n)
an aim or purpose
grant (v)
to present or agree to give or do something that someone has requested
hence (adv)
therefore; that is the reason or explanation for
hypothesis (n)
a proposed idea or explanation for something that is based on known facts and is used to guide further research
implement (v)
to carry out a plan or put something into operation
implicate (v)
to show that someone is involved in an affair, situation, or crime or is partly responsible for something bad that has happened
impose (v)
to establish something as a rule to be obeyed or accepted
integrate (v)
to mix with or blend together
internal (adj)
located inside a person, object, organization, place, or country
investigate (v)
to examine systematically, especially to discover the truth
label (n)
a description used to classify or describe the contents of something
mechanism (n)
a structure or a set of parts of a machine or device
obvious (adj)
clear; easy to see, recognize, or understand
occupy (v)
to fill up, live in, or exist in a place or a time, sometimes by force
option (n)
the right, power, or freedom to choose from a set of possibilities
output (n)
a process or amount of something produced by a person, machine, factory, or country
parallel (n)
having the same character or tendency
parameter (n)
a set of facts or a boundary which limits how something can be done
phase (n)
a distinct stage in a process or in a cycle of development
predict (v)
to say what will happen in the future
principal (adj)
first in value, status, or order of importance
prior (adj)
earlier or before something or before a particular time
project (n)
a piece of planned work or activity intended to achieve a particular goal
promotion (n)
movement to a higher position
regime (n)
a particular government or administration
resolve (v)
to reach the solution to or end of a problem or difficulty
retain (v)
to keep or continue to possess
series (n)
a number of similar or related events or things, one following another
statistic (n)
numerical information based on the number of times something happens or is present
status (n)
a position, rank, or condition, especially in a social group
stress (n)
great worry caused by a difficult situation, or something which causes this condition
stress (v)
to give emphasis, importance, or significance to something
subsequent (adj)
happening after or following
summarize (v)
to restate in a short and clear form
undertake (v)
to decide or begin to do something, or to make a formal promise that one will do something