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Academic Word List 1 (with pictures)

Academic Word List Vocabulary, Sublist 1 (These are the 50 most common words used in English academic writing.)
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analyse
to study or examine something in detail, in order to discover more about it
approach
1) a way of dealing with something
2) ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
assess
to judge how good, bad or important something is
assume
to think that something is true without knowing all the facts
authority
the power or right to give orders and make decisions
benefit
to be good or helpful to someone
concept
an idea or basic truth about something
consist
to be made up or formed of several or many parts
constitute
to be one of many parts that form something
context
the setting of a word or phrase that affects its meaning.
data
information that is used to draw a conclusion.
derive
to get from a particular source (usually followed by "from")
distribute
to divide into parts and give out to each person or group
economy
the system of making and spending money and producing goods and services within a certain place, such as a state or country.
environment
1) the objects and conditions that exist in a place and influence how people feel and develop.
2) the sum of everything that surrounds animals and humans in the natural world, including the air, the water, and the soil. (usu. 'the environment')
establish
to start or make something that did not exist before.
estimate
to guess the amount, size, or worth of something.
evident
clear and obvious for all to see
factor
something that has an influence on or is a cause of something that happens.
finance
the business of managing money
identify
to find out or show who or what someone/something is
income
money you get from work that you do or property that you own.
indicate
to show or point out
interpret
to understand (an action, mood or way of behaving) as having a certain meaning or significance
involve
to cause to give full attention to or be busy with (something or someone)
issue
a subject being talked about or questioned
legislate
to create a law or laws.
occur
1) to take place
2) to emerge in thought (usu. fol. by 'to')
period
a section of time with a set beginning and end.
policy
a set of rules or a plan that is used as a guide for action.
principle
a basic law or belief on which an action is based
proceed
to begin or go on to do something.
process
a systematic order of actions used to produce or achieve something.
require
to have to do something because it is necessary
research
the study and collecting of information about something.
respond
to say something in reply to a question
section
a part that is different or separate from the whole
sector
a segment or part of a landscape, area, society, political system etc.
significant
meaningful; important
similar
being very alike something else
source
1) the origin of something
2) a person or thing that provides information
specific
relating explicitly to one person or thing
structure
something made up of different parts that are connected in a special way
theory
a statement that explains why something happens
vary
to change from something else, or to be different from other things.