Academic Word List Vocabulary S-Z 

This Academic Word List vocabulary, S-Z is the final page begun with the Alphabetical Academic Word List Vocabulary. (See that page for a more complete explanation of this list.) Basically, each entry gives the most common form of a word family from the Academic Word List with its part of speech (n- noun, v-verb, etc.), other common words in the family, and then the issue of our newsletter that introduces it and provides links to readings and activities to practice it.

The newsletters are on the Back Issues page, and a list of the AWL words in each reading, as well as the related puzzles, quizzes, and other practice pages, on Academic Vocabulary Word Lists for issues 1-5.

  • issues 6-10 are on Academic Vocabulary Word List 2 

If you want, you can go directly to the T section or to U-Z.

Academic Word List Vocabulary, S -- in issue(s) #:

  • scenario, n.-- 20 (to practice, see newsletter 20 on the Back Issues page above)
  • schedule, n. or v.-- 22
  • scheme, n. or v.-- 18
  • scope, n.-- 5
  • section, n., sectional, adj.-- 6
  • sector, n.-- 11
  • security, n., secure-- 3
  • seek, v.- see sought-- 6
  • select, v. or adj., selection, n., selective, adj.-- 8
  • sequence, n. (or V.), sequential, adj.-- 15
  • series, n., serial, adj.-- 1, 6, 7
  • sex, n., sexual, adj.-- 13, 14
  • shift, v. or n., shifting, adj.-- 11
  • significant, adj., signify, v. significantly, adj.-- 9
  • similar, adj., similarly, adv.-- 1, 2
  • simulation, n., simulate, v., simulated, adj.-- 19, 28
  • site, n.-- 6
  • so called, adj.-- 22
  • solely, adv., sole, adj.-- 13, 29
  • somewhat, adv.-- 13
  • sought, v. (irregular past of ‘seek’)-- 6
  • source, n. -- 15
  • specific, adj. specifically, adv.-- 3
  • specified, adj. or v(past), specify, v., specification, n.-- 19
  • sphere, n., spherical, adj.-- 13
  • stability, n., instability, n., stabilize, v., stable, adj.,unstable, adj.-- 11
  • statistics, n., statistically, adv., statistician, n.-- 17, 26
  • status, n.-- 10
  • straightforward, adj.-- 14
  • strategies, n., strategic, adj., strategically, adv., strategist, n.-- 8
  • stress, n. or v., stressful, adj., stressed, adj.-- 6, 9, 27, 29
  • structure, n. (or v.), structural, adj., structurally, adv.-- 2, 6
  • styles, n., style,v. or n., stylistic, adj. stylist, n.-- 6, 8
  • submitted, v. (past) or adj., submit, v., submission, n.-- 2
  • subordinate, adj. or v., subordination, n., insubordination, n.-- 16
  • subsequently, adv., subsequent, adj.-- 10
  • subsidiary, n. or adj., subsidize, v., subsidized, adj., subsidy, n.--13, 20
  • substitution, n., substitute, v or n.-- 14 
  • successive, adj, successor, n.-- 5
  • sufficient, adj., sufficiently, adv., sufficiency, n., suffice, insufficient, adj.-- 12
  • sum, n. or v.-- 8
  • summary, n., summarize, v.-- 11
  • supplementary, adj., supplement, v. or n.-- 14, 24
  • survey, n. or v.-- 7
  • survive, v., survival, n., surviving, adj., survivor, n.-- 6, 7
  • suspended, adj. or v.(past), suspend, v., suspense, n., suspension, n.-- 21
  • sustainable, adj., sustainability, n., sustain, v., sustenance, n.-- 17-19
  • symbolic, adj., symbol, n., symbolize, v.-- 14, 26

Academic Word List Vocabulary, T

  • tapes, n., tape, n. or v.-- 8
  • target, n. or v.-- 3
  • task, n., (multi-tasking), n.-- 8
  • team, n.-- 4
  • technical, adj., technically, adv.-- 7
  • techniques, n.-- 1, 2
  • technology, n., technological, adj., technologically, adv.-- 2, 7, 8, 9
  • temporary, adj., temporarily, adv.-- 9
  • tension, n., tense, adj., tensely. adv.-- 6
  • termination, n., terminate,v.,terminal, adj. or n., terminally,adv.-- 18
  • text, n. or v., textual, adj.-- 14
  • theme, n., thematic, adj.-- 11
  • theory, n., theoretical, adj. theoretically, adv., theorize, v.-- 5, 8
  • thereby, adv.-- 21
  • thesis, n.-- 5
  • topic, n., topical-- 6
  • trace, v. or n-- 7
  • traditional, adj., traditionally, adv., tradition, n.-- 1
  • transfer, v. or n.-- 20
  • transformation, n., transform,v., transforming, adj.-- 7, 24
  • transition, n., transitional, adj., transit, n.-- 15
  • transmission, n, transmit, v.-- 19, 24
  • transport, v., transportation, n.-- 2, 24
  • trend, n., trending, adj.-- 15, 27
  • trigger, n. or v.-- 23

Academic Word List Vocabulary, U-Z

  • ultimately, adv., ultimate, adj.-- 9
  • unceasing, adj, unceasingly, adv.- (see cease)-- 23
  • unconventional, adj. (see convention)-- 7
  • underestimate, v. or n., underestimated, adj. (see estimate)-- 12
  • undergoes, v. (past: underwent)-- 9
  • underlying, adj., underlie, v.-- 9
  • undertaken, v. (past), undertake, v., undertaking, n., undertaker, n.-- 19
  • unified, adj. or v.(past), unify, v., unification, n.-- 21
  • uniform, adj., or n., uniformly, adv.-- 15
  • unique, adj., uniquely, adv.-- 1
  • unprecedented, adj. (see preceding)-- 12
  • unpredictable, adj., (see predict)-- 8
  • unregulated, adj. (see regulation)-- 9 (reading 21)
  • unreliable, adj. (see reliance)-- 8
  • unstable, adj. (see stability)-- 11
  • unsustainable, adj.(see sustainable)-- 17
  • utility, n., utilize, v., utilization, n.-- 19
  • validity, n., valid, adj., validate, v.-- 2
  • variable, n. or adj., vary, v. varied, adj., varying,adj., variation, n.,variability, n.-- 2, 9
  • vehicle, n.-- 2
  • version, n.-- 2
  • via, prep.-- 22
  • violation, n., violate, v-- 19
  • virtual, adj., virtually, adv.-- 14.
  • visible, adj., visibly, adv., invisible, adj., visibility, n.-- 11
  • vision, n.-- 4, 28
  • visual, adj., visually, adj., visualize, v., visualization, n.-- 7, 8
  • volume, n.-- 7
  • voluntary, adj.,, volunteer, n.,voluntarily, adv.-- 10
  • welfare, n.-- 13
  • whereas, conj.-- 5
  • whereby, conj. or adj.-- 9
  • widespread, adj.-- 23

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