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NAWL 9 (401 - 450)

This is a sublist of the Browne, Culligan and Phillips (2013) New Academic Word List developed from the academic subsection of the Cambridge English Corpus, the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE), and the British Academic Spoken English (BASE) corpus. For more information and the full list please visit: http://www.newacademicwordlist.org/
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peripheral
(adj.) not connected to the main or important part of something
mineral
(n.) a substance naturally formed in the ground
spontaneous
(adj.) something that happens on its own, seemingly without cause
reliability
(n.) a quality that makes someone or something dependable and deserving of trust
clone
(v.) to make an exact copy of a living thing
orient
(v.) to focus your attention or efforts on something
elaborate
(adj.) to be made or done with great care or with much detail
nominal
(adj.) in name or thought but not reality
insert
(v.) to put something in something
reproduction
(n.) the process that produces the next generation
dominance
(n.) the state of being more powerful, successful, or important than others
allocation
(n.) a share set aside for a specific purpose; distribution according to a plan
lung
(n.) an organ used to breathe
productive
(adj.) doing a lot of work and achieving a lot
decay
(v.) to be slowly broken down by natural processes
conscious
(adj.) able to understand what is happening around you
thickness
(n.) the distance between the opposite edges of something; how thick something is
transmit
(v.) to broadcast by using electrical signals to a radio or TV
conceive
(v.) to think of, or create, something new (e.g. idea, child)
offspring
(n.) the child of a person or the young of a plant or animal
resemble
(v.) to be similar to someone or something in looks or manner
circulation
(n.) the movement of blood through the body
correctly
(adv.) in an accurate or correct manner
necessity
(n.) something that you must have or do
metaphor
(n.) a figure of speech based on analogy
tract
(n.) a large stretch of land
liver
(n.) a large organ in the body that helps to absorb food and clean the blood
subjective
(adj.) the use of personal feelings and opinions, rather than facts
accumulate
(v.) to gather or acquire something so that you have more of it
rejection
(n.) the act of refusing to consider or believe something
maximize
(v.) to increase, or become as large or great as possible
replacement
(n.) the act of putting something new in the place of something that is old, broken or missing
amongst
(prep.) in or through a group
complication
(n.) something that makes things harder to understand
valve
(n.) a device along a pipe that can either open and allow something to flow, or close and block it
plural
(adj.) refers to more than one person or thing
absorption
(n.) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
monetary
(adj.) concerning money, often referring to a country's economic system
thermal
(adj.) with reference to some source of heat
likewise
(adj.) in the same way, in addition to
tolerance
(n.) a willingness to let people do, say or believe what they wish, without judging or challenging them
articulate
(v.) to express yourself easily using language
donor
(n.) a person or group that gives gifts or money to help support an organization or cause
flux
(n.) a state of flow and change
mobility
(n.) the ability to move
manipulation
(n.) the act of controlling something or someone
elevate
(v.) to make something higher
nationalism
(n.) one's love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
analogy
(n.) comparing two similar things
adverse
(adj.) negative or harmful
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