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Academic Vocabulary List 16




Words and defintions

See also: Master list
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Matching exercises


Match the word on the right with the definition on the left.

Definition, meaning

border or edge; space surrounding text_____
calculate generally, figure approximately_____
contemplate or think deeply about something_____
expand or extend, lengthen_____
first, most important, main_____
fitting acceptable standards, respectable_____
go beyond, exceed expectations_____
good-natured, enjoyable or agreeable_____
grossly overstate or overdo_____
have authority over something, oversee_____
include, encircle, surround_____
lucky, auspicious_____
make smaller or more concise_____
money gained through work or investment_____
of a warm and humid climate_____
point of view, outlook_____
put together creatively_____
slightly wet or damp_____
uncertainty or skepticism_____
where land meets the sea_____

Word

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


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

For answers, see Vocabulary List 16.


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