Academic Word List Vocabulary C-E 

This Academic Word List Vocabulary C-E continues the Alphabetical Academic Word List Vocabulary,A-B.  Basically, each entry gives the most common form of a word family from the AWL, its part of speech, other common words in the family, and then the newsletter issue that has links to readings and practice activities for it.

If you want to see the newsletters, check the Back Issues page. A list of the AWL words for each reading, as well as related quizzes and other practice is on 

On this page, go to C below, or directly to the D section, or to the E section.

Academic Word List families: C -- in issue(s) #:


  • capable, adj., capability,n.--21 (to practice, check Back Issues for newsletter 21)
  • capacity, n.-- 21,28 (use the back issues link above for newsletters 21, 28, and those below)
  • category, n., categorical,adj., categorization,n.-- 8
  • cease, v., ceaseless, adj.-- 23
  • challenge, n. or v., challenging, adj.-- 8
  • channel, n. or v.-- 18
  • chapter, n.-- 6
  • chart, n. or v., uncharted, adj.-- 15
  • chemical, adj.-- 2, 4
  • circumstances, n., circumstantial. adj.-- 12
  • cited, adj. or v.(past), cite, v. citation, n.-- 16, 17
  • civil, adj.-- 13
  • clarity, n-- 8
  • classical, adj., classic, adj.-- 5, 8
  • clause, n.-- 16, 29
  • code, n. or v., coded, adj., decode, v.-- 15
  • coherence, n., coherent, adj., coherently, adv.-- 16
  • coincide, v., coincidence, n., coincidental, adj.-- 23
  • collapse, n. or v., collapsing, adj.-- 15
  • colleague, n.-- 4, 8
  • commence, v., commencement, n.-- 3, 4
  • comments, n. comment, v., commentary, n.-- 8
  • commission, n. (or v.), commissioner-- 11
  • commitment, n., commit, committed-- 9
  • commodity, n.-- 21
  • communication, n., communicate, v., communicative, adj. uncommunicative, adj., communicable, adj.--  2, 6, 8
  • community, n. or adj.-- 12
  • compatible, adj. (see incompatible)-- 13
  • compensation, n., compensate, v.-- 12
  • complex, adj., complexity, adj.-- 7
  • components, n.-- 4
  • compound, n. or verb, compounded, adj.-- 2
  • comprehensive, adj., comprehensively, adv.-- 14
  • comprise, v.-- 21
  • computer, n.2, 4, 8
  • conceived, v.(past) or adj., conceive, v., (in)conceivable, adj.-- 1
  • concentration, n., concentrate, v., concentrated, adj.-- 5, 8
  • concept, n., conceptual, adj.-- 4, 8
  • conclusion, n., conclude, v., conclusive, adj.  conclusively, adv., inconclusive, adj.-- 1, 2
  • concurrent, adj., concurrently, adv.-- 21
  • conduct, n. or v.-- 2
  • conference, n.-confer,v.- 8
  • confined, adj. or v.(past), confine, v., confinement, n., confines, n., confining, adj.-- 21
  • confirmed, adj. or v. (past), confirm, v., confirmation, n.-- 22, 27
  • conflict, n. or v., conflicting, adj.-- 6, 9
  • conformity, n., conform, conformist-- 12
  • consent, n. or v., consenting, adj.-- 31
  • consequences, n., consequential, consequently-- 12
  • considerable, adj., considerably, adv., (consider, v., consideration, n.)-- 15
  • consistent, adj., consistently, adv., consist (of), v., consistency, n.-- 5
  • constant, adj., constantly, adv.-- 20
  • constitution, n., constitutional, adj.-- 16
  • constraints, n., constrain, v.-- 3
  • construction, n., construct,v, constructive, adj.-- 12
  • consultation, n., consult, v., consulting, adj., consultant, n.-- 1
  • consumer, n., consume,v., consumption,n.-- 5
  • contact, n. or v.-- 2
  • contemporary, adj. or n.-- 21
  • context, n. contextual-- 8,30 (see Back Issues)
  • contract, n. or v., contractor, contractual-- 12
  • contradiction, n., contradict, v., contradictory, adj.-- 17
  • contrary, adj. or n.--20
  • contrast, n. or v., contrasting, adj.-- 13
  • contribution, n., contribute, contributors-- 4
  • controversy, n., controversial, adj.-- 17
  • convention, n., (un)conventional, convene-- 7
  • conversely, adv., converse, adj.-- 18
  • convert, v. or n.-- 17
  • convinced, adj., convince,v., convincing,  adj-- 2
  • cooperative, adj., cooperate, v., cooperation, n.-- 4
  • coordination, n, coordinate, v., coordinated, adj.-- 4
  • core, n. or adj.-- 16
  • corporate, adj., corporation-- 4
  • corresponding, adj., correspond, v., correspondence, n.-- 23
  • couple, n.-- 6, 8
  • create, v, creative, adj.,creatively, adv.,creativity, n., creation, n.-- 1, 4, 6, 
  • credit, n. or v., creditable, adj., creditor, n.-- 11
  • criteria, n. (pl.), criterion, (sing.)-- 3, 5
  • crucial, adj., crucially, adv.-- 8
  • cultural, adj., culture, n.-- 1, 2, 6
  • currency, n.-- 12
  • cycle, n. or v., cyclical, adv.-- 14

Academic Word List Vocabulary: D

  • data, n.-- 2
  • debate, n. or v., debatable, adj.-- 16
  • decade, n.-- 8
  • decline, v. or n., declining, adj.-- 6
  • deduction, n., deduce,v., deduct, v., deductible, adj.-- 1, 2
  • definite, adj., indefinite, adj., (in)definitely, adv.-- 17
  • definition, n., define-- 2
  • demonstrate, v., demonstration,n., demonstrable, adj.-- 7
  • denote, v., denotation, n.-- 18
  • deny, v., denial, n., (un)deniable, adj., undeniably, adv.-- 6
  • depression, n., depress, v., depressed, adj.-- 23, Psychology Vocabulary
  • derived, v.(past) or adj., derive, v. derivation, n., derivative, adj.-- 20
  • design, v. or n., designer, n.-- 2, 4, 7, 8
  • despite, prep.-- 15 
  • detected, v. (past) or adj., detect, v., detective, n.-- 1
  • deviation, n., deviate, v., deviant, adj. or n.-- 17
  • devices, n.-- 4, 6, 7, 8
  • devoted, adj. or v.(past), devote,v., devotion, n.-- 18
  • differentiation, n., differentiate, v.-- 23
  • dimension, n., three-dimensional (3-D), adj.-- 12
  • diminished, adj. or v. (past), diminish, v., diminishing, adj.-- 17
  • discretion, n., discrete, adj., discretely, adv.-- 24
  • discrimination, n., discriminate, v., discriminatory, adj.-- 16
  • disintegration, n., disintegrate, v. (see integration)-- 16
  • displacement, n., displace, v., displaced, adj.-- 17
  • display, v. or n.-- 7
  • disposal, n., dispose, v., disposable, adj.-- 18
  • disproportionately, adv.-- see proportion-- 16
  • distinction, n., distinguish, v., distinct, adj., distinctly, adv., distinctive, adj., distinctively, adv.-- 6, 8
  • distortion, n., distort, v., distorted, adj.-- 16
  • distribution, n., distribute, v.-- 19, 28
  • diversity, n., diverse, adj.-- 14
  • document, n. or v.-- 4
  • domain, n.-- 15
  • domestic, adj., (or n.), domesticate, v., (un)domesticated, adj.-- 15
  • dominant, adj., dominate, v.,domination,n., dominance,n.-- 5
  • draft, v. or n., redraft, v.-- 16
  • dramatic, adj., drama,n., dramatically, adv.-- 4
  • duration, n.-- 21
  • dynamic, adj., dynamically, adv.-- 12 

AWL Vocabulary: E

  • economic, adj., economy,n., economize,v., economics (the field), n.-- 11, 13
  • edition, n., edit, editor-- 6
  • elements, n., elemental, adj.-- 8
  • elimination, n., eliminate, v.-- 24
  • emerged, v., emerging, adj.-- 5
  • emphasis, n. emphasize, v., emphatic, adj.-- 1
  • empirical, adj., empirically, adv.-- 18
  • enable, v.-- 1, 2
  • encountered, v., encounter (n. or v.)-- 4, 7, 25
  • energy, n., energetic, adj.-- 3, 8
  • enforcement, n., enforce, v., enforceable, adj.-- 16
  • enhanced, adj., enhance, v.,enhancement, n.-- 18
  • enormous, adj.-- 5
  • ensure, v.-- 14
  • entities, n.-- 20
  • environment, n., environmental, adj.-- 8, 24
  • equation, n., equate, v.-- 9
  • equipment, n., equip, v.-- 7
  • equivalent, adj.-- 10
  • erosion, n., erode, v., eroded, adj.-- 20
  • error, n., err, v., erroneous, adj--9
  • established, v. or adj., establishment, n.-- 3
  • estate, n.-- 11
  • estimated, v. or adj., estimate,v., estimation,n.-- 12, 26
  • ethical, adj., ethically, adv., ethics, n.-- 15
  • ethnic, adj., ethnicity, n.-- 18
  • evaluation, n., evaluate,v.-- 2
  • eventually, adv., eventual-- 3, 8
  • evidence, n; evident-- 1, 7
  • evolution, n., evolve, v., evolving, adv.-- 9
  • exceed, v., exceedingly, adv., excess, n., excessive, adj. excessively, adv.-- 14
  • excluded, adj., exclude,v., exclusion,n., exclusive, adj. exclusively, adv.-- 12
  • exhibit, n. or v; exhibition,n.-- 7
  • expansion, n., expand,v., expansive, adj.-- 3
  • expert, n. or adj., expertise,n.-- 1, 6, 7, 8
  • explicit, adj., explicitly, adv.-- 16
  • exploitation, n., exploit, v.,exploitative, adj.-- 17
  • export, v. or n.-- 7
  • exposure, n., expose, v.-- 2, 25
  • external, adj., externally, adv.-- 4
  • extract, v., extraction,n.-- 18

For F-M, see Academic Word List Vocabulary F-M.

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