#EngVocab: Academic Word List

Hello, fellas! How are you?

 

The Academic Word List (AWL) is a list of words that are commonly found in academic text. These words also occur in newspapers but not as often as they do in textbooks. Academic vocabulary is important for students who are studying at an English-speaking university, particularly for reading and writing.

 

Here are some words of academic vocabulary.

  • Adequate (adj): sufficient for a specific need or requirement. (Indonesia: cukup, memadai)
    • E.g.: “The machine does an adequate job.”

 

  • Behalf (n): as a representative of someone/something. (Indonesia: atas nama)
    • E.g.: “On behalf of the school, Mr. Jo congratulates the graduated student.”

 

  • Consent (v): to give assent or approval. (Indonesia: menyetujui)
    • E.g.: “The man charged with vandalism consented to detainment.”

 

  • Denote (v): to serve as an indication of. (Indonesia: merupakan, menunjukkan)
    • E.g.: “The term ‘earth’ was used to denote the non-metallic substance which were insoluble in water.”

 

  • Emphasis (n): force or intensity of expression that gives impressiveness or importance to something.
    • E.g.: “The school had an emphasis on collaborative learning.”

 

  • Framework (n): a basic conceptional structure.
    • E.g.: “The book provides a general framework for understanding the evolution.”

 

  • Generate (v): to bring into existence. (Indonesia: menghasilkan, membangkitkan)
    • E.g.: “Windmills are used to generate a lot of revenue.”

 

  • Hypothesis (n): an assumption made for the sake of argument.
    • E.g.: “The result of the experiment did not support his hypothesis.”

 

  • Integrate (v): to form into a functioning or unified whole; unite with something else.
    • E.g.: “She integrates elements of jazz and rock in her music.”

 

  • Justify (v): to prove or show to be reasonable. (Indonesia: membenarkan)
    • E.g.: “He tried to justify his behavior by saying that he was being pressured.”

 

That wraps up our session, fellas! Thank you. Good night!

Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

 

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