Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 61-70 – 10 Words


capable of correct and valid reasoning

It was a decade or more later that I realized that my logical mind and communication skills gave me great advantages in programming.New York Times (May 31, 2014)

the largest possible quantity

In the future, we’ll even tell you how to choose your buddy for maximum benefit to you.US News (Jun 9, 2014)

the smallest possible quantity

Seattle is the first city to move swiftly toward a $15 minimum wage, but not the last.Seattle Times (May 30, 2014)

expressing things perceived without distortion of feelings

When you communicate, do people believe that you are telling them the objective truth?Forbes (Jun 10, 2014)

in a manner not influenced by emotion

You tend to be happier if you think you’re good looking, rather than if you actually, objectively speaking, are.BBC (Jun 29, 2013)

a personal belief or judgment

He becomes in every obvious way the worst student, a dummy mouthing the opinions of others.Hunger of Memory

a way of regarding situations or topics

“It’s so important to see immigrant workers through the perspective of an immigrant family member.”Washington Times (Jun 10, 2014)

cause somebody to adopt a certain position or belief

The sellers are parents, trying everything to persuade their children to eat their vegetables.New York Times (Jun 7, 2014)

communication intended to induce belief or action

In order for persuasion to occur, you must touch a person’s heart before reaching their head.Forbes (Feb 25, 2014)

come before

It always meant victory when a trumpet call preceded the news.1984

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