Academic Words for Success at School (Top 1000+ Terms from New Academic Word List)/
Advanced Deck 20

Advanced Deck 20

Total: 20 words

sodium

noun

a chemical element belonging to the alkali metal group, usually found in table salt and processed foods

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strand

noun

something that is plaited or twisted as a rope-like length

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synthesis

noun

the act or process of building something complex from simple parts

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toxic

adjective

containing or being poisonous material capable of causing death or serious debilitation

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stereotype

noun

an idea or belief about what someone or something is like, often unfair or untrue

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prevalence

noun

the state of being widespread, common, or general

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thesis

noun

a main idea, statement, or theory that is put forward for consideration in order to be discussed or proved

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surplus

adjective

more than the amount desired, needed, or required; excess; extra

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matrix

noun

(in math) an arrangement of numbers in rows and columns

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threshold

noun

a level or point at which something would start or stop happening

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linguistic

adjective

belonging to language

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linguistics

noun

the study of human languages

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primitive

adjective

of, belonging to, or seeming to come from an early age, period, or time; primeval

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sphere

noun

a solid figure that is completely round or a rounded body that approximates this form

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indifference

noun

a lack of enthusiasm or interest in things; seeming not to care

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mediate

verb

to intervene or settle an argument between parties in order to reach a resolution

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protocol

noun

the formal procedure or system of rules in a specific situation

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undermine

verb

to impair or weaken insidiously, gradually, or secretly

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simulate

verb

to imitate the appearance, behavior, or characteristics of someone or something

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simulation

noun

the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another

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