Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 1-10 – 10 Words


conforming exactly or almost exactly to a standard

Can I be sure the rankings are fully accurate and reliable?Newsweek

having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

What use is a law without adequate resources to enforce it?Time (May 29, 2014)

benefit resulting from some event or action

The drive to left field gave the A’s a 5-4 advantage.Washington Times (Jun 5, 2014)

an investigation of the component parts of a whole

Analysis of data from England and Wales shows air pollution is particularly harmful in the elderly.BBC (Jun 4, 2014)

break down into components or essential features

A baseball coach raved about using his iPad to help his players analyze and improve their swing.Forbes (Jun 2, 2014)

suitable for a particular person, place, or situation

He appointed the experts to evaluate whether patients are getting appropriate treatment.Washington Times (Jun 4, 2014)

present reasons to support one’s views

She has argued that the jury reached the correct verdict in the case.Washington Post

an assertion offered as evidence that something is true

The argument is that a global climate policy will speed the development of renewables.New York Times (Jun 2, 2014)

take to be the case or to be true

“I assume they are at home, sleeping. It is four in the morning, after all,” Mama said.Number the Stars

a statement that is held to be true

Lorenz’s work reminds us exactly why, in today’s unsettled economy, it can be difficult to make assumptions about what will happen next.Forbes (May 29, 2014)

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