Academic Words for Success at School (Top 1000+ Terms from New Academic Word List)/
Advanced Deck 26

Advanced Deck 26

Total: 20 words

phenomenal

adjective

unusual; remarkable

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optimum

adjective

the best or most desirable

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innate

adjective

existing in or present from birth; inborn or natural

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pole

noun

a long stick or post often set upright in the ground to support something

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artifact

noun

an ornament, tool, or other object made by a human being, especially one of archaeological or historical interest

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confound

verb

to confuse and greatly surprise someone, so that they are unable to explain a situation

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splice

noun

act of connecting two pieces of rope or wire into one

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entrant

noun

a person who enters a contest

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watershed

noun

a period of time during which important, significant changes take place

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circa

preposition

at an approximate time period

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volition

noun

the act of making a conscious choice

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breakdown

noun

when normal activity or behavior stops

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pathway

noun

a path or way that you can walk

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halfway

adverb

at or in the middle point between two extremes

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layout

noun

plan or design of something, e.g. of book page

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inversion

noun

a change in the position of something so that it becomes the opposite of what it was before or what it should be

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aerosol

noun

a container that sprays liquid under pressure

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herbicide

noun

a poison that kills weeds

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morphological

noun

relating to the study of form and structure

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biodiversity

noun

the existence of a wide variety of plants and animals in their natural habitat

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