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Academic Word List 1

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academics (n)
the subjects that you study in high school or college
access (n)
the opportunity or ability to use something
access (v)
get information,especially when using a computer
accurate (adj)
correct and without any mistakes
adapt ( v)
change something so that it is suitable for a different use or situation
adequately (adv)
good enough but not very good
adult (n)
someone or something,such as a plant or an animal that is grown to full size or strength
affect (v)
have an influence on someone or something
aid (v)
help or support
alter (v)
change a characteristic,often slightly
alternative (adj)
available as another choice
alternative (n)
something that is different,especially from what is usual; a choice
analyst (n)
someone who studies or examines something in detail, such as finances, computer systems, or the economy
analyze (v)
study something in a systematic and careful way
appreciation (n)
being grateful for something
approach (n)
a method or way of doing something
approximately (adv)
almost exact
area (n)
a particular part of a country, city, town, etc.
attitude (n)
the way you feel about someone or something, or a particular feeling or opinion
author (n)
a writer of a book, article, etc.; a person whose main job is writing books
automatically (adv)
done in a matter as a natural reaction or without thinking
available (adj)
ready to use or obtain
aware (adj)
knowing that something exists; having knowledge or experience of a particular thing
beneficial (adj)
tending to help; having a good effect
benefit (n)
a helpful service given to employees in addition to pay; a helpful or good effect
challenge (n)
something needing great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully
challenge (v)
test someone's ability or determination
challenging (adj)
difficult in a way that tests one's ability or determination
chemical (n)
any basic substance that is used in or produced by a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules
cite (v)
mention something as an example or proof of something else
civil rights (n)
the rights of every person in a society, including equality under law
classic (adj)
having a traditional style that is always fashionable
colleague (n)
one member of a group of people who work together
communication (n)
the exchange of messages and information
complex (adj)
having many, but connected, parts making it difficult to understand
computing (n)
the use of computers to complete a task
concentrate (v)
direct your attention and thought to an activity or subject
conclude (v)
cause something to end; end
conclusion (n)
a decision made after a lot of consideration
consequently (adv)
as a result; therefore
consist of (v)
made up or formed of various specific things
constant (adj)
not changing
consumer (n)
a person who buys goods or services for their own use
contact (v)
have communication with a person or with a group or organization
contribute (v)
help by providing money or support, especially when other people or conditions are also helping
controversial (adj)
causing or likely to cause disagreement
convert (v)
change the character, appearance or operation of something
convince (v)
cause someone to believe something or to do something
corporation (n)
a large company
create (v)
cause something to exist, or to make something new or imaginative
creation (n)
something that is made
creative (adj)
producing or using original and unusual ideas
creatively (adj)
done in a new or imaginative way
creator (n)
a person who creates something
crucial (adj)
extremely important because many other things depend on it
cultural (adj)
relating to the way of life in a country or a group of people
culture (n)
the way of life of a particular group of people, especially shown in their ordinary behavior and habits, their attitudes toward each other, and their moral and religious beliefs
data (n)
information collected for use
debate (n)
a discussion or argument about something
demonstrate (v)
show how to do something; explain
depressed (adj)
unhappy and without hope
design (v)
make or draw plans for something
despite (prep)
used to say that something happened or is true, although something else makes this seem not probable
device (n)
a piece of equipment that is used for a particular purpose
distribution (n)
the division of something among several or many people, or the spreading of something over an area
dominant (adj)
more important, strong, or noticeable
dominate (v)
control a place or person, want to be in charge, or be the most important person or thing
dramatically (adv)
suddenly or noticeably
economic (adj)
connected to the economy of a country
eliminate (v)
remove or take away
energy (n)
the power to do work or activity
environment (n)
the conditions that you live or work in, and the way that they influence how you feel or how effectively you can work; the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live
error (n)
a mistake
ethnic (adj)
relating to a particular race of people who share a system of accepted beliefs and morals
evidence (n)
something that helps to prove if something is true or untrue
expert (n)
a person with a high level of knowledge or skill about a particular subject
external (adj)
relating to the outside part of something
facility (n)
a place where a particular activity happens
file (n)
a collection of information in a computer stored as one unit with one name
final (adj)
last