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Academic Vocabulary

TermDefinition
adequate (adj.) enough to meet a need; sufficient
apparent (adj.) obvious, seeming, especially without deeper examination
complex (adj.) made up of interconnected parts; hard to understand; complicated
conclude (v.) to arrive at a belief based on evidence, experience, or reasoning; to end
confine (v.) to keep within bounds; limit
conflict (n.) a struggle or clash between people, ideas, it interests
construct (v.) create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms; (n.) a concept or theory
consult (v.) to seek the advice or information ofl to exchange views
create (v.) to make or cause; to produce through artistic effort
criteria (n. pl.) set of standards or rules by which something can be evaluated
despite (prep.) in spite of; not stopped by
document (n.) something, such as a piece of writing, recording or a photograph, that can be used to furnish evidence or information
economic (adj.) relating to the production and exchange of goods and service; efficient
element (n.) a basic or essential part of something
emphasis (n.) special attention or effort directed toward something; stress on a syllable, word or words
establish (v.) to set up or cause to happen
ethnic (adj.) relating to a group of people sharing a common racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage
evolve (v.) to develop gradually
expand (v.) to enlarge; to express at length or in detail
expose (v.) to subject to an action, influence, or condition; to make visible; to make known, especially something negative
resolve find a solution or answer
restraint the act of controlling by holding someone or something back
retain secure and keep for possible future use or application
reticent reluctant to draw attention to yourself
rostrum a platform raised above the surrounding level
Created by: KMilford