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Academic Vocabulary List 16




Words and definitions

See also: Master list
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Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word

coastline
compose
condense
decent
doubt
encompass
estimate
exaggerate
fortunate
income
margin
moist
perspective
pleasant
ponder
preside
primary
stretch
surpass
tropical

Definition, meaning

where land meets the sea
put together creatively
make smaller or more concise
fitting acceptable standards, respectable
uncertainty or skepticism
include, encircle, surround
calculate generally, figure approximately
grossly overstate or overdo
lucky, auspicious
money gained through work or investment
border or edge; space surrounding text
slightly wet or damp
point of view, outlook
good-natured, enjoyable or agreeable
contemplate or think deeply about something
have authority over something, oversee
first, most important, main
expand or extend, lengthen
go beyond, exceed expectations
of a warm and humid climate


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 16 for quiz matching words and definitions. 


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