Academic Words for Success at School (Top 1000+ Terms from New Academic Word List)/
Intermediate Deck 4

Intermediate Deck 4

Total: 20 words

resistant

adjective

not affected by or not wanting to accept something

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instability

noun

the state or condition of being not stable or being changeable

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observer

noun

someone whose job it is to watch or notice things

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authority

noun

the people or an organization who have the power to make decisions or who have a particular area of responsibility in a country or region

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calculation

noun

the process or result of using mathematics

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calculator

noun

a small electronic device used for calculation

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bodily

adverb

physically, as when lifting someone

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accent

noun

the way someone pronounces words, showing which country, area of a country, or social class they are from

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clue

noun

a piece of evidence or information that helps someone solve a mystery, problem, or, in police context, a crime

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progressive

adjective

believing in modern ideas about social change

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wisdom

noun

the ability to use knowledge and experience to make good judgments and decisions

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athletic

adjective

fit and strong; physically capable

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spray

verb

to force liquid out of a container so that it comes out in a stream of very small drops and is quickly scattered through the air

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unstable

adjective

prone to change, fail, or give way

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affirm

verb

​to declare that something is true or that you support something strongly

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rope

noun

very strong and thick string or cord made by twisting together many thinner strings or cords

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hedge

noun

a row of small bushes or trees growing close together

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tricky

adjective

difficult to do or deal with; something that needs skill

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acceleration

noun

increase in the speed or rate of something

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bang

verb

to hit, strike, or knock something with force, resulting in a loud or sharp noise

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