Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 71-80 – 10 Words

predict

tell in advance

That means that, at least in part, learning another language does predict brain health in old age, Bak said.Washington Post
prediction

a statement made about the future

Remember the prediction that one day your oven would be connected to the Internet and have the ability to talk to your car?New York Times (May 14, 2014)
previous

just preceding something else in time or order

Their only previous encounter, a decade ago, had ended with a thrown punch and a broken nose.New York Times (Jun 3, 2014)
previously

at an earlier time or formerly

The internet, previously not super-duper excited when it came to men’s fashion, went crazy.The Guardian (Jun 10, 2014)
prioritize

assign a status in order of importance or urgency

Not everyone will choose to prioritize work over family.Forbes (May 12, 2014)
priority

status established in order of importance or urgency

The inclusion of more black and Latino composers, and those from a broader swath of the globe, should be a priority.New York Times (Jun 8, 2014)
produce

cause to happen, occur or exist

“It is necessary to train farmers to produce quality and not only quantity.”Reuters (Jun 9, 2014)
product

an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

“Everybody thought people would never buy products online,” he recalls.Time (Jun 12, 2014)
react

show a response to something

I think I do some of my best acting when I don’t have to talk, I just react.Los Angeles Times (May 29, 2014)
reaction

a response that reveals a person’s feelings or attitude

“The usual reaction is ‘Actually, this tastes better than I expected.'”Los Angeles Times (Jun 9, 2014)

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