Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 21-30 – 10 Words

comparison

relation based on similarities and differences

Hockey ratings suffer in comparison to basketball and especially football.Los Angeles Times (Jun 9, 2014)
conclude

come to a close

It was still empty even after the ceremony started and concluded.Absalom, Absalom!
conclusion

a position or opinion reached after consideration

Some have challenged Professor Whitehouse’s conclusions, pointing out that teenagers are made to read and pass tests far too often.The Guardian (Jun 9, 2014)
consequence

the outcome of an event

But just like on Halloween, overdoing it has predictable consequences: a huge tummy ache.Time (Jun 3, 2014)
consequently

as a result

But, of course, he had never felt old and, consequently, had never looked it.The New Yorker (Feb 3, 2014)
consider

think about carefully; weigh

Consider what you’re comfortable doing and then take one step beyond that.Forbes (Jun 9, 2014)
contrast

be different; display differences when compared

U.S. policy on Vietnam contrasts with the U.S. position on the Philippines.Forbes (May 17, 2014)
contribute

provide

“We had so many people contribute in so many different ways,” Gillaspie said.Washington Times (Jun 10, 2014)
contribution

a voluntary gift made to some worthwhile cause

In just five years, your $10 contribution to your future self is worth $39,000 at a market rate of return.Forbes (Jun 6, 2014)
convince

make realize the truth or validity of something

You want to try to convince them that it’s all going to be okay.Time (Jun 10, 2014)

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