30 terms

AWL 2

Academic Word List 2 Note: OALD = http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/ CRICOS No. 00213J
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acquisition
n [uc]: the act of getting/acquiring something
n [c]: something that is acquired
approach
n [c]: a way of managing something
v [t]: to get nearer/closer to something
annual
adj: something that happens once a year/yearly
adjustment
n [c]: small change/movement to improve something
circumstances
n [c]: the way something happens; the specific details of an event
complex
adj: difficult/complicated
core
n [c]: the central/main part of something
adj: most important/basic
context
n [c]: the situation that surrounds a thing or person, the words that surround a single word
conference
n [c]: a formal meeting of experts and learners
contact
v [t]: to make communication with someone (by calling/writing etc.)
distinction
n [c]: a difference between things/people that you can see/hear/feel
diversity
n [uc]: having different types of people, cultures or things together
exclude
v [t]: not include or leave out
expansion
n [c/uc]: the process of making bigger
estimate
n [c]: a guess/approximation of the size/value/quantity of something
goals
n [c/uc]: the end point/objectives that you are trying to achieve
individual
adj: of/relating to/or existing as just one member or part of a larger group
n [c]: a single person; a person who is considered separate from the rest of a group
investment
n: something bought or sold that increases in value
job
n [c]: work for which you receive payment for
layer
n [c]: a level of something between other levels or parts
logic
n [uc]: a way of thinking or explaining something
percent
n [uc]: one part of a whole/a hundred
phase
n [c]: a stage in a process of change/development
perspective
n [c/uc]: the way you think/feel about something, how you see something
previous
adj: what happened before
proportion
n [c]: a part or section of
n [uc]: ratio; the relationship of one thing to another
section
n [c]: one of the parts that form something
security
n [uc]: being safe/protected from harm
series
n [c] an order of things in a line or date
specified
adj: a specific/particular measurment/time/instruction etc.

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