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AWL Sublist 4

Academic Word List, sublist 4
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access
the means or opportunity to approach or enter a place
adequate
satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity
annual
occurring once every year
apparent
clearly visible or understood; obvious
approximate
close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact
attitude
a settled way of thinking or feeling about something
attribute
1. regard something as being caused by
2. a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something
civil
relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters
code
a system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy; computing program instructions
commit
perpetrate or carry out (a mistake, crime, or immoral act); transfer something to (a state or place where it can be kept or preserved)
communicate
share or exchange information, news, or ideas
concentrate
focus all one's attention on a particular object or activity
confer
[with object] grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right); have discussions; exchange opinions
contrast
the state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association
cycle
a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order
debate
a formal discussion on a particular matter in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward and which usually ends with a vote
despite
without being affected by; in spite of
dimension
a measurable extent of a particular kind, such as length, breadth, depth, or height
domestic
relating to the running of a home or to family relations
emerge
move out of or away from something and become visible
error
a mistake
ethnic
relating to a population subgroup (within a larger or dominant national or cultural group) with a common national or cultural tradition
goal
the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result
grant
agree to give or allow (something requested) to
hence
as a consequence; for this reason
hypothesis
a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
implement
a tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment that is used for a particular purpose
implicate
show (someone) to be involved in a crime; convey (a meaning) indirectly through what one says, rather than stating it explicitly
impose
force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone
integrate
combine (one thing) with another to form a whole
internal
of or situated on the inside
investigate
carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth
job
paid position of regular employment
label
a small piece of paper, fabric, plastic, or similar material attached to an object and giving information about it
mechanism
a system of parts working together in a machine; a piece of machinery
obvious
easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent
occupy
reside or have one's place of business in (a building)
option
a thing that is or may be chosen
output
the amount of something produced by a person, machine, or industry
overall
taking everything into account
parallel
side by side and having the same distance continuously between them
parameter
a numerical or other measurable factor forming one of a set that defines a system or sets the conditions of its operation; a boundary or limit
phase
a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something's development
predict
say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something
principal
first in order of importance; main
prior
existing or coming before in time, order, or importance
professional
relating to or belonging to a profession
project
an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim
promote
support or actively encourage (a cause, venture, etc.); further the progress of
regime
a government, especially an authoritarian one
resolve
settle or find a solution to (a problem or contentious matter)
retain
continue to have (something); keep possession of
series
a number of events, objects, or people of a similar or related kind coming one after another
statistic
a fact or piece of data obtained from a study of a large quantity of numerical data
status
relative social or professional position; standing
stress
pressure or tension exerted on a material object
subsequent
coming after something in time; following
sum
a particular amount of money; an arithmetical problem, especially at an elementary level
summary
brief statement or account of the main points of something
undertake
commit oneself to and begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on
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