Academic Words for Success at School (Top 1000+ Terms from New Academic Word List)/
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Advanced Deck 14

Total: 20 words

commodity

noun

an economic good

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capitalism

noun

an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth

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autonomy

noun

the freedom to determine one's actions, behavior, etc.; personal independence

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republic

noun

a country led by a president and governed by other elected representatives of the people

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ecological

adjective

concerning the environment, plants, or animals

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consensus

noun

majority of opinion; agreement

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dilemma

noun

a tricky or difficult problem where a person has to choose between two or more undesirable alternatives

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chronic

adjective

lasting for a very long time; often pertains to medical illnesses

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contrary

adjective

entirely different or opposite in nature, direction, or meaning

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configuration

noun

the relative arrangement or disposition of the elements or parts of something

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deficiency

noun

the state of being without something that is necessary

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grid

noun

a metal structure with bars that is used to cover a hole

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vague

adjective

unclear or uncertain

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defect

noun

an imperfection or abnormality that impairs quality, function, or utility

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elementary

adjective

basic, simple, or essential

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dependence

noun

the state of relying on someone for support, often due to financial needs

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fluid

noun

a liquid; a substance that can flow and take the shape of its container

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bonus

noun

something in addition to what is expected or strictly due, for example money or an equivalent given in addition to an employee's usual compensation

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chunk

noun

a large amount, part, or piece of something

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diagnose

verb

to identify the illness or medical predicament of someone by means of examination

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