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Academic Vocabulary List 17

Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word

adopt

agenda

aquarium autograph

carpenter

clinic

collision deceased

dilemma

erupt

insomnia

jewelry merchandise

nanny

radius

razor

ridiculous

shelter

spouse

vehicle     


Definition, meaning

a plan for a business meeting

a tank for tropical fish

absurd, silly, laughable, nonsensical

adornments made of gold, silver or precious stones

burst, or explode like a volcano

dead, passed away

distance from center to outside of a circle

full-time or live-in baby sitter

hitting with force, as in a car crash

inability to sleep or remain sleeping

items for sale at a store

means of transportation, usually a car or truck

person one is married to; husband or wife

person who makes things from wood

place for medical treatment, smaller than a hospital

sharp tool used for shaving

signature, especially of a famous person

something that protects you from the weather; housing

take and raise someone else's child as one's own

situation or problem with difficult solution     


Note: These are general meanings for the words. You may encounter other definitions depending on context.
Check a dictionary for other meanings.

See Academic Vocabulary Exercise 17 for quiz matching words and definitions.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16