18 terms

Unit 2: Academic Vocabulary Building in English, Intermediate Vol. 2

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ambiguous
having two or more possible meanings or interpretations; unclear
censor
someone who reviews newspapers or other media and removes or changes information that might be embarrassing or harmful
chronological
arranged in order according to time, from earlier to latest
focus
to give close attention to something or someone, to concentrate on or emphasize a point
format
a style of organizing or presenting information
illustration
a picture in a book, magazine, newspaper, or other publication; an example that helps to make a statement or argument clearer
imply
to suggest that something is true without saying so directly
indicate
to point out something; to show that something is true or will probably happen
interpret
to understand or describe something from a particular viewpoint; to translate words from one language to another, especially orally
issue
controversy, topic, or question that people discuss and disagree about; an edition or version of a magazine or other publication that appears regularly
nonsense
an idea or statement that is silly or illogical
offend
to upset or shock someone by being rude or disrespectful
portray
to show or describe someone or something in a particular way
preach
to speak publicly to try to persuade people, especially about religious beliefs
rehearsal
a practice session for a play, concert, or other public performance
represent
to officially speak or act for a person or group; to show or describe something or to symbolize it
tragedy
an event that causes great physical or emotional harm; a disaster; a work of art that describes such an event
vague
unclear or imprecise; difficult to perceive or understand