50 terms

ELI Core Vocabulary Level 5, All Weeks

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acknowledge
to admit or accept that something is true or that a situation exists
clarify
to make something clearer or easier to understand
discriminate
to treat a person or group differently from another in an unfair way
eliminate
to completely get rid of something that is unnecessary or unwanted
reluctant
slow and unwilling
abstract
existing only as an idea or quality rather than as something real that you can see or touch
crucial
[adj.]: something that is very important because everything else depends on it
inherent
[adj.]: a quality that is a natural part of something and cannot be separated from it
rational
[adj.]: logical; thoughts, decisions, etc. which are based on reasons rather than emotions
stable
steady and not likely to move or change
ambiguous
unclear, confusing, or not certain, especially because it can be understood in more than one way
coordinate
to organize an activity so that the people involved in it work well together and achieve a good result
generate
to produce or cause something
parallel
[adj.] two lines, paths, etc., that are the same distance apart along their whole length, like these lines: =====
trigger
to make something happen quickly, especially a series of events
access
the right to enter a place, use something, see someone, etc.
anticipate
to expect that something will happen and be ready for it
enhance
to improve something
reveal
to make known something that was previously secret or unknown
underlying
the cause or idea, etc., that is the most important one, although it is not easily noticed
attribute
to believe or say that a situation or event is caused by something
bias
an opinion about whether a person, group or idea is good or bad which influences how you deal with
exhibit
to show something in a public place so that people can go to see it
philosophy
the study of the nature and meaning of existence, truth, good and evil, etc.
violate
to disobey or do something against an official agreement, law, principle, etc.
adapt
to change something to make it suitable for another purpose
emerge
to appear or come out from somewhere secret
framework
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed or on which decisions are based
justify
to give an acceptable explanation for something that other people think is unreasonable
trend
a general tendency in the way a situation is changing or developing
compensate
to replace or balance the effect of something bad
diverse
very different from each other
impose
for someone in authority to force people to accept something such as a rule, punishment, tax etc.
sustain
to make something continue to exist or happen for a period of time
unify
to combine two or more things into a single unit; to unite
arbitrary
decided or arranged without any reason or plan, often unfairly
fluctuate
for a price or amount to keep changing and becoming higher and lower
inevitable
certain to happen and impossible to avoid
manipulate
to make someone think and behave as you want them to by skillfully deceiving or influencing them
transform
to completely change the appearance, form, or character of something or someone, especially in a way that improves it
implement
to take action or make changes that you have officially decided should happen
integrate
to combine two things or groups so that they work together in a way that makes them more effective
maximize
to increase something such as profit or income as much as possible
pursue
to chase or follow someone or something, in order to catch them, attack them etc
reinforce
to give support to an opinion, idea or feeling, and make it stronger
implicit
suggested or understood without being stated directly
negate
to prevent something from having any effect
persist
to continue to do something, although this is difficult, or other people oppose it
proportion
the relationship between two things in size, amount, importance etc.
retain
to keep something or continue to have something;