Academic Words for Success at School (Top 1000+ Terms from New Academic Word List)/
Advanced Deck 18

Advanced Deck 18

Total: 20 words

minimize

verb

to make something as small as possible

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spectrum

noun

an ordered array of the components of an emission, entity, or wave, such as light waves or particles

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retrieve

verb

to get something back in one's control, grasp, or possession; to recover

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overlap

verb

to extend beyond or over a part of something, such as the same area, a period of time, sphere of activity, etc.

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incline

noun

a slope or surface that rises uphill

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predominantly

adverb

in a way that is larger, greater, or has more power than others

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prejudice

noun

an unreasonable dislike of or preference for a person, group, custom, etc., especially when it is based on their race, religion, sex, etc.

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illusion

noun

an image that seems real, but is not real

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paradox

noun

a statement or proposition that seems absurd, contradictory, or unbelievable but is or may be true

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interface

noun

a connection between two pieces of electronic equipment, or between a person and a computer

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parameter

noun

a characteristic or constant factor; a limit

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trauma

noun

a very severe or upsetting experience

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tumor

noun

abnormal growth of body tissue, either benign or malignant, that might become a lump or cause illness

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preliminary

adjective

happening before a more important action or event; initial

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infinite

adjective

limitless, endless, or extremely extensive; impossible to measure

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outlet

noun

a means of expressing and releasing one's energy, feelings, or ideas

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outlet

noun

a spot, usually on a wall, where you can connect electrical devices to a power supply

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realm

noun

a country ruled by royals; a kingdom

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indigenous

adjective

existing, growing, or originating naturally in a country, region, etc.; belonging to as a native

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marble

noun

a type of hard rock that feels cold to the touch and has a shiny, polished surface

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