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AWL 3 (with pictures)

Vocabulary from the Academic Word List, Sublists 5 and 6 combined.
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acknowledge
to accept or admit that something exists, is true, or is real
aggregate
used for describing the total amount of something, esp. in a country's economy
allocate
to officially give something to someone, or to decide that something can be used for a specific purpose
amend
to make changes to a document, law, agreement etc., especially in order to improve it
assign
1) to give someone a job to do
2) to send someone to a particular place, especially in order for them to work there
capacity
1) the ability to do something
2) the amount of goods that a company can produce, or the amount of work it can do
cite
to use a phrase or sentence from a piece of writing or speech, especially in order to support or prove something
clause
a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done
compound
a chemical substance that consists of two or more elements that together form a molecule. Each different compound has a fixed ratio of elements.
consult
to ask for information or advice from someone who has special knowledge about a particular subject
decline
1) to become less or worse
2) to say politely that you will not accept something or do something
discreet
careful not to say anything that is secret or that could upset someone
discriminate
1) to treat someone unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features
2) to recognize the difference between things
diverse
1) very different from each other
2) including people from many different cultures or races
enforce
to make sure that a law or rule is obeyed by people
enhance
to improve something, or to make it more attractive or more valuable
entity
a separate unit that is complete and has its own character
equivalent
with the same size, value, importance, or meaning as something else
exceed
to be greater than a number or amount
explicit
said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant
expose
1) to allow something that is usually covered or hidden to be seen.
2) to fail to protect someone or something from something harmful or dangerous.
facilitate
to make it possible or easier for something to happen
federal
a federal country or system is one in which individual states make their own laws, but a national government is responsible for areas such as defence and foreign policy
fundamental
1) relating to the basic nature or character of something
2) essential to the existence, development, or success of something
furthermore
used before a statement that is connected to what you have just said and adds something to it
gender
the fact of being either male or female
incentive
something that makes you want to do something or to work harder, because you know that you will benefit by doing this
incidence
the number of cases of an illness or a medical condition in a particular place, group, or situation
inhibit
to make it difficult for a process to start or continue in a normal way
initiate
to make something start
licence
an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something
migrate
1) if a bird or animal migrates, it travels to another part of the world for warmer weather at a particular time of the year
2) to go to another place or country in order to find work
ministry
a government department in the UK and some other countries, or the building from which it operates
modify
to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme
motive
the reason that you do something
nevertheless
despite a fact or idea that you have just mentioned: used as a way of showing how a sentence, phrase, or word is related to what has already been said
notion
knowledge or understanding of something
precede
to happen or exist before another person or thing
presume
to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain
pursue
1) to follow a course of activity
2) to try to achieve something
3) to chase someone or something in order to catch them
ratio
a relationship between the sizes of two numbers or amounts
rational
based on sensible practical reasons rather than emotions
revenue
income from business activities or taxes
scope
the things that a particular activity, organization, subject, etc deals with
subsidy
an amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service
sustain
to provide the conditions in which something can happen or exist
underlie
to be the real or basic cause of or reason for something
utilise
to use something (scientific term)
welfare
the health and happiness of people
whereas
used for comparing two things, people, situations etc and showing that there is an important difference between them