Wordlist 4 (GSOM students only)

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objective
1) based on real facts and not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings
2) something that you plan to do or achieve
objectivity
the state or quality of being objective and fair
guesswork
the process of making a guess when you do not know all the facts
subjective
influenced by or based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than based on facts
subjectivity
the state or quality of being influenced by or based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than based on facts
viewpoint
1) a way of considering something (opinion)
2)a place from where a person can look at something, especially at an area of natural beauty
speculation
the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain (supposition)
observation
the act of investigating something or someone
proven
the state of being shown that something is true
(un)supported
when evidence is provided to show something to be true
unfounded
not based on fact
grounded
a charachteristic os a person who makes good decisions and does not say or do stupid things
to confirm
to prove that a belief or an opinion that was previously not completely certain is true
confirmation
a statement or proof that something is true
take/make/have a stab at summing up
to make an attempt to outline (or draw a conclusion)
telling detail
a word, phrase, or image that helps the reader "see" what you're describing
nuance
a very slight difference in appearance, meaning, sound, etc.
subtle
1) not loud, bright, noticeable, or obvious in any way
2) achieved in a quiet way that does not attract attention to itself and is therefore good or clever
(im)proper
1) real, satisfactory, suitable, or correct
2) belonging to the main, most important, or typical part
(im)properly
correctly, or in a satisfactory way
(in)appropriate
suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion
considered as a totality
be regarded as the whole of something
diversity of viewpoints
a range of opinions
acuity of representation
the ability to hear, see clearly the way that someone or something is shown or described
depth of critique
criterion of a report being made in a serious and detailed way
in the aftermath
during the period that follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effects that it causes
to accomplish
to finish something successfully or to achieve something
to reverse
to change the direction, order, position, result, etc. of something to its opposite
deficient
not having enough of, not good enough
deficiency (in sth)
a state of not having, or not having enough, of something that is needed
to arouse
1) to cause someone to have a particular feeling
2) to cause someone to feel sexual excitement
arousal
the act of causing someone to have a particular feeling
epistemological
relating to the way we think about knowledge
to disseminate
to spread or give out something, especially news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people
dissemination
the act of spreading or giving out something, especially news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people
plagiarism
the act of using another person's ideas or work and pretend that it is your own
anti-plagiarism software
computer program that is able to constitute the act of using another person's ideas or work and pretend that it is your own
thereby
as a result of this action
initial
of or at the beginning
prototype
the first example of something, such as a machine or other industrial product, from which all later forms are developed
sequence
a series of related things or events, or the order in which they follow each other
analyst
someone whose job is to study or examine something in detail
to diverge
to follow a different direction, or to be or become different
divergent
different from each other
divergence
the situation in which two things become different
investigation
the act or process of examining a crime, problem, statement, etc. carefully, especially to discover the truth
to investigate
to examine a crime, problem, statement, etc. carefully, especially to discover the truth
factual
using or consisting of facts
misinformation
1) wrong information, or the fact that people are misinformed
2) information intended to deceive
editorial
an article in a newspaper that expresses the editor's opinion on a subject of particular interest at the present time
to be engaged with sth
1) having formally agreed to marry
2) involved in something
3) busy doing something
engaging
pleasant, attractive, and charming
prospectus
a document giving details of a college, school, or business and its activities
straightforward
1) easy to understand or simple
2) (of a person) honest and not likely to hide their opinions
trustworthy
able to be trusted
attribution
the act of saying or thinking that something is the result or work of a particular person or thing
to attribute
to decide as to where something belongs to
to transcribe
1) to record something written, spoken, or played by writing it down
2) to change a piece of writing or music into another form, for example into a different writing system or into music for different instruments
transcript
an exact written copy of something
transcription
the process of transcribing something
to be at stake
to be in a situation where something might be lost
charges against
to debit or assign the cost of something against something
trial
1) the hearing of statements and showing of objects, etc. in a law court to judge if a person is guilty of a crime or to decide a case or a legal matter
2) a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is
3) an exam taken at school for practice before a real exam
4) a person or thing that is annoying and causes a lot of problems
official proceedings
1) a proceeding before a judge or court of the United States, a United States magistrate [United States magistrate judge], a bankruptcy judge, a judge of the United States Tax Court, a special trial judge of the Tax Court, a judge of the United States Claims Court [United States Court of Federal Claims], or a Federal grand jury;

2) a proceeding before the Congress;

3) a proceeding before a Federal Government agency which is authorized by law; or

4) a proceeding involving the business of insurance whose activities affect interstate commerce before any insurance regulatory official or agency or any agent or examiner appointed by such official or agency to examine the affairs of any person engaged in the business of insurance whose activities affect interstate commerce."
to accuse sb of sth
to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
accused
1) the person who is on trial in a law court
2) the state of being said that you have done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
accusation
a statement saying that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind, or the fact of accusing someone
state attorney general
the chief legal advisor to the state government and the state's chief law enforcement officer
genial
​friendly and pleasant
the common touch
the ability of an important or rich person to communicate well with and understand ordinary people
to take leave of sth
to go away from someone or something
to indulge in
1) to allow yourself or another person to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you
2) to give someone anything they want and not to mind if they behave badly
indulgent to
allowing someone to have or do what they want, especially when this is not good for them
indulgence in
1) an occasion when you allow someone or yourself to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you
2) an occasion when you allow or do not mind someone's failure or bad behaviour
infotainment
(in television) the reporting of news and facts in an entertaining and humorous way rather than providing real information
amateur footage
(a piece of) film especially one showing an event that is done by someone who does not have much skill in what he does
to devastate
1) to destroy a place or thing completely or cause great damage
2) to make someone feel very shocked and upset
devastation
1) damage and destruction
2) feeling very shocked or upset
devastating
1) causing a lot of damage or destruction
2) making someone very shocked and upset
current affairs programme
programme that refers to events of political or social interest and importance happening in the country at the present time
media outlet
A publication or broadcast program that provides news and feature stories to the public through various distribution channels
Fourth Estate
newspapers and journalists in general and the political influence that they have
well-established
having a recognized position, or being generally known about
coverage of sth
1) the reporting of a particular important event or subject
2) the fact of dealing with or directing attention to something
mainstream news
Traditional forms of mass communication, such as newspapers, television, and radio (as opposed to the Internet) regarded collectively
epicentre
the absolute centre of something
timely
happening at the best possible moment
news bulletins
a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
flamboyant tabloid
brightly coloured and easily noticed newspaper with small pages that has many pictures and short, simple reports
voraciously
very eager for something, especially a lot of food
celebrity story
a description, either true or imagined, of a life of someone who is famous, especially in the entertainment business
to expose corruption and wrongdoing
to make known illegal, bad, or dishonest behaviour, especially by people in positions of power and a bad or an illegal action
illusionary
of, relating to, or characterized by illusions; deceptive; misleading
illusion
an idea or belief that is not true
to disillusion
to disappoint someone by telling them the unpleasant truth about something or someone that they had a good opinion of or respected
disillusionment
the fact of disappointing someone by telling them the unpleasant truth about something or someone that they had a good opinion of or respected
to delude
to make someone believe something that is not true
delusionary
having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions
delusional
maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts, usually as a result of mental illness
delusion
belief in something that is not true
to disfigure
to spoil the appearance of something or someone, especially their face, completely
disfigured
the state of having the appearance of something or someone, especially their face, completely spoiled
sensationalism
the act by newspapers, television, etc. of presenting information in a way that is shocking or exciting
open access
available for everyone to use
accessibility
the quality or characteristic of something that makes it possible to approach, enter, or use it
exchange and dissemination of knowledge
the act of exhanging and dissimilating of data
to undermine
to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually
to harness
to control something, usually in order to use its power
to negotiate
to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them
negotiations
the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves
to (dis)assemble
1) to come together in a single place or bring parts together in a single group
2) to make something by joining separate parts
conventional
traditional and ordinary
mainstream
considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people
orthodox
considered traditional, normal, and acceptable by most people
to disclose
to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden
disclosure
the act of making something known or the fact that is made known
to leak
to allow secret information to become generally known
leak
secret information that has become generally known
eager
wanting very much to do or have something, especially something interesting or enjoyable
eagerly
in the eager way
eagerness
the quality of wanting very much to do or have something, especially something interesting or enjoyable
to subscribe
to pay money to an organization in order to receive a product, use a service regularly, or support the organization
subscriber
a person, company, etc., that subscribes, as to a publication or concert series
subscription
an amount of money that you pay regularly to receive a product or service
on a payment basis
an accounting method in which receipts and payments are accounted for when the money is actually received or paid out, not necessarily when they are entered in the books
The most dramatic/a significant /a limited/clearly the most obvious/impact of sth on sth
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More peripheral influence of...
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That much more urgent
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As straightforward as
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Not only....but also far more effectively than...
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It fails to mention/capture...
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In general, it is evident...
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The article suggests that...
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Accurate in many respects
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In the top right corner of the poster...
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At the bottom of your poster...
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The quotation in the central column...
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But what about the question of..?
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I'm not quite sure why you bring in the topic of ...
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Why is this relevant?
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The citation in the section is not very current...
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I'm not sure what you mean by...
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Could you explain it, and tell me how it fits in with...?
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