Academic Word List Vocabulary, Sublist 1 (These are the 50 most common words used in English academic writing.)
to study or examine something in detail, in order to discover more about it
1) a way of dealing with something 2) ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
to judge how good, bad or important something is
to think that something is true without knowing all the facts
the power or right to give orders and make decisions
to be good or helpful to someone
an idea or basic truth about something
to be made up or formed of several or many parts
to be one of many parts that form something
the setting of a word or phrase that affects its meaning.
information that is used to draw a conclusion.
to get from a particular source (usually followed by "from")
to divide into parts and give out to each person or group
the system of making and spending money and producing goods and services within a certain place, such as a state or country.
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')
to start or make something that did not exist before.
to guess the amount, size, or worth of something.
clear and obvious for all to see
something that has an influence on or is a cause of something that happens.
the business of managing money
to find out or show who or what someone/something is
money you get from work that you do or property that you own.
to show or point out
to understand (an action, mood or way of behaving) as having a certain meaning or significance
to cause to give full attention to or be busy with (something or someone)
a subject being talked about or questioned
to create a law or laws.
1) to take place 2) to emerge in thought (usu. fol. by 'to')
a section of time with a set beginning and end.
a set of rules or a plan that is used as a guide for action.
a basic law or belief on which an action is based
to begin or go on to do something.
a systematic order of actions used to produce or achieve something.
to have to do something because it is necessary
the study and collecting of information about something.
to say something in reply to a question
a part that is different or separate from the whole
a segment or part of a landscape, area, society, political system etc.
being very alike something else
1) the origin of something 2) a person or thing that provides information
relating explicitly to one person or thing
something made up of different parts that are connected in a special way
a statement that explains why something happens
to change from something else, or to be different from other things.