Academic Words for Success at School (Top 1000+ Terms from New Academic Word List)/
Advanced Deck 24

Advanced Deck 24

Total: 20 words

pragmatic

adjective

of or relating to a practical point of view or practical affairs

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qualitative

adjective

concerning how good something is, rather than quantity

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radar

noun

a device that sends out radio waves for finding out the position of another object

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shuttle

noun

a vehicle that carries passengers or items between two places

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mentor

noun

a trusted and wise adviser, counselor, or guide

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paradigm

noun

a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations, and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated

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surgical

adjective

concerning surgery

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diagnostic

adjective

of, pertaining to, or used in the diagnosis of a disease, illness, or problem

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epidemic

adjective

spreading and affecting many people at the same time in a particular community

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epidemiology

noun

the science of how diseases spread

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antibody

noun

a defense provided by the body against disease

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receptor

noun

(in physiology) a nerve ending that changes stimuli into impulses

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receptor

noun

a device that receives information

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chromosome

noun

a thread-like structure carrying one's DNA or genetic code

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membrane

noun

a thin layer or sheet forming the outer boundary, lining, or partition of a living cell or organism

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enzyme

noun

a substance that functions as a catalyst in living organisms, usually to speed up chemical reactions in the body

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neuron

noun

the functional and structural unit of the nervous system, consisting of cells responsible for sending and receiving signals from your brain

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nucleus

noun

a usually round part of the cell containing hereditary material and responsible for growth and reproduction

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quantum

noun

the smallest unit or amount of energy

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ion

noun

a charged atom

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