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Academic Vocabulary List 3

Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word

alarm

alphabet

blame

blank

bounce

burglar

compassion

credentials

detect

expert

finesse

frighten

glimpse

inquiry

interfere

outstanding

ramble

rough

tap

widespread


Definition, meaning

a device that sounds a warning

a set of English letters

to accuse someone or wrongdoing

empty, without any marks

to spring or leap like a ball

one who breaks into a building and steals

feeling of sympathy towards another person

qualifications or background

to discover the existence of something

a person with a high degree of knowledge or skill

ability to handle difficult situations well

to make someone scared or afraid

a brief look; an indication

the act or process of questioning

to get in the way; prevent someone from doing a task

distinguished, excellent

to talk on an on without saying much

having a bumpy surface; not smooth

to strike or hit gently

covering a large area


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 3 for quiz matching words and definitions.

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