Academic Vocabulary List 17

Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word

adopt

agenda

aquarium

autograph

carpenter

clinic

collision

deceased

dilemma

erupt

insomnia

jewelry

merchandise

nanny

radius

razor

ridiculous

shelter

spouse

vehicle     


Definition, meaning

take and raise someone else's child as one's own

a plan for a business meeting

a tank for tropical fish

signature, especially of a famous person

person who makes things from wood

place for medical treatment, smaller than a hospital

distance from center to outside of a circle

dead, passed away

situation or problem with difficult solution

burst, or explode like a volcano

inability to sleep or remain sleeping

adornments made of gold, silver or precious stones

items for sale at a store

full-time or live-in baby sitter

distance from center to outside of a circle

sharp tool used for shaving

absurd, silly, laughable, nonsensical

something that protects you from the weather; housing

person one is married to; husband or wife

means of transportation, usually a car or truck

Note: These are general meanings for the words. You may encounter other definitions depending on context.
Check a dictionary for other meanings.

See Academic Vocabulary Exercise 17 for quiz matching words and definitions.

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