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Academic Vocabulary List 3

Words and defintions

See also: Master list,   Other Academic Vocabulary Lists,   Matching exercises

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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