Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 81-90 – 10 Words


the relation of something to the matter at hand

He says it wasn’t a big issue to them–being blind has no relevance to reading.Washington Times (Jun 11, 2014)

having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

Students deserve a relevant, modern, customized education that helps them acquire 21st century skills.Forbes (May 23, 2014)

make someone do something

The downside of this is that it requires me to wake up very early, which is something I am bad at.Slate (Jun 12, 2014)

something that is needed in advance

Now lawmakers are set to make the ID requirement official.MSNBC (Jun 6, 2014)

show a reaction to something

We were screening the movie and it was testing really well and the audience was responding really well to it.Washington Times (Jun 11, 2014)

a statement that is made to reply to a question or request

Rather, the presence of “favorite” in a question triggers the generic response “It’s hard to decide.”Slate (Jun 10, 2014)

look at again; examine again

The research is still being reviewed by other scientists.Seattle Times (Jun 9, 2014)

reorganize, especially for the purpose of improving

It is seldom easy to revise one’s assumptions and change course.US News (May 27, 2014)

pick out or choose from a number of alternatives

Many students select an internship by who was the nicest or friendliest in the interview.US News (Jun 5, 2014)

an assortment of things from which a choice can be made

The gift shop has a huge selection of stuffed toy owls, owl postcards, owl purses, even owl oven mitts.Washington Post

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