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AWL 4 (with pictures)

Vocabulary form the Academic Word List, Sublists 7 and 8 combined. With pictures
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abandon
to leave something or someone in a place, especially because you are in a hurry or are trying to escape
accompany
1) to go with someone to a place or event
2) to happen or exist while something else is happening
accumulate
1) to get more and more of something over a period of time
2) to increase in quantity over a period of time
advocate
to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things
append
to add something to the end of a piece of writing
arbitrary
not based on any particular plan, or not done for any particular reason
bias
an attitude that you have that makes you treat someone in a way that is unfair or different from the way you treat other people
commodity
something that is useful or necessary
complement
to combine well with something, often something that has different qualities
comprehensive
complete and easily achieved
comprise
to consist of two or more things
conform
1) to obey something such as a rule or law
2) to behave in a way that most people think is correct or suitable
contemporary
1) modern, or relating to the present time
2) alive or existing at the same time as a particular event or person
contrary
completely different or opposed to something else
denote
1) to be a feature that shows you what something is
2) to mean something
deviate
to start doing something different from what is expected or agreed
differentiate
to see or show a difference between things
displace
to move out of the usual or proper place
dispose
to get rid of something that you no longer need or want
eliminate
to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
empirical
based on real experience or scientific experiments rather than on theory
finite
existing only in limited numbers or amounts, or continuing only for a limited time or distance
fluctuate
to change frequently
hierarchy
a system for organizing people according to their status in a society, organization, or other group
ideology
a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
implicit
not stated directly, but expressed in the way that someone behaves, or understood from what they are saying
induce
to cause something, especially a mental or physical change
infer
to form an opinion about something that is based on information that you already have
innovate
to invent or begin using new ideas, methods, equipment etc
intervene
to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
isolate
to separate something such as an idea or a problem from others so that you can consider it by itself
mode
a particular way of doing something
offset
to balance the effect of something, with the result that there is no advantage or disadvantage
paradigm
a set of ideas that are used for understanding or explaining something, especially in a particular subject
phenomenon
an event or situation that has special meaning or significance for those that see it
practitioner
someone who works in a particular profession, especially medicine or law
predominant
1) the most common or greatest in number or amount
2) most important or powerful
prohibit
to officially stop something from being done, especially by making it illegal
prospect
the possibility that something will happen, especially something good
reinforce
to make a situation, process, or type of behaviour stronger and more likely to continue
simulate
to produce the features of something in a way that seems real but is not
sole
the sole person or thing is the only one of a particular type
submit
1) to formally give something to someone so that they can make a decision about it
2) to accept that someone has defeated you or has power over you
successor
used about someone who continues the work of, or who reaches the standard of, someone who came before them
terminate
to end or stop something
thereby
because of, or by means of, what has just been mentioned
thesis
1) a long piece of writing that is the final part of an advanced university degree
2) an idea, opinion, or theory that is used to explain something
vehicle
a machine that you travel in or on, especially one with an engine that travels on roads, for example a car, bus, van, truck, or motorcycle
voluntary
to choose to do something because you want to, and not because you have to
widespread
happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people