Academic Vocabulary

Bi-weekly Academic Word List: Students are expected to learn ten new academic vocabulary words every two weeks.  At the end of the two weeks, students take a quiz that includes defining the word, using the word in context, reading a passage and answering comprehension questions, and writing an essay based on the academic vocabulary word list.

Quarter 1 Academic Vocabulary Words

Level 1 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 1: challenge, dependent, fertile, peculiar, preference, principal, solitary, suitable, surplus, transform
  • Chapter 2:analyze, attitude, category, contrast, critical, deliberate excessive, fragile, frustration, indicate
  • Chapter 3: accompany, desperate, determine, dispose, evident, improper, preserve, pursue, rejection, restore
  • Chapter 4: abundant, betray, comparison, demonstrate, dispute, distinct, exaggerate, inhabit, neutral, reduction

 

Level 2 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 3: delete, impartial, integrity, legitimate, lenient, menace, morale, naive, overt, undermine
  • Chapter 4: agenda, antidote, apathy, bland, propaganda, prospects, radical, reinforce, relevant, ruthless

 

Quarter 2 Academic Vocabulary Words

Level 1 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 7: abrupt, astonish, classify, complex, consent, eager, endure, exclaim, horizontal, recollect
  • Chapter 8: adequate, appeal, awkward, customary, establish, potential, respond, vanish, variety, wholesome
  • Chapter 9: brutal, discipline, eliminate, emphasis, furthermore, interpret, resort, ultimate, vague
  • Chapter 10: accustomed, anticipate, linger, miserable, misinterpret, occur, particular, reluctant, revise, version

 

Level 2 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 7: concede, conservative, contrary, denounce, deter, disclose, scapegoat, superficial, sustain, transition
  • Chapter 8: compensate, conceive, derive, diversity, inhibit, moderate, supplement, surpass, tentative, verify
  • Chapter 9: alter, ample, blunt, chronic, chronological, optimist, pretense, prolong, refrain, remorse
  • Chapter 10: acute, anonymous, apprehensive, arrogant, bestow, donor, phobia, prominent, prudent, recipient

 

Level 3 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 7: calamity, comprehensive, conventional, flagrant, fluctuate, persevere, ponder, rehabilitate, turmoil, venture
  • Chapter 8: attest, attribute, discern, dispatch, enhance, enigma, exemplify, mobile, nocturnal, orient
  • Chapter 9: concurrent, confiscate, constitute, decipher, default, hypothetical, nominal, predominant, prerequisite, recession
  • Chapter 10: degenerate, implausible, incoherent, intercede, intricate, sanctuary, scrutiny, sinister, suffice, vulnerable

 

Quarter 3 Academic Vocabulary Words

Level 1 Vocabulary Words 

  • Chapter 13: agonizing, energetic, foresight, interval, prosper, strive, substance, tolerance, trait, withdraw
  • Chapter 14: approximately, consistent, cope, evaluate, phrase, plea, practical, random, significant, sole
  • Chapter 15: authentic, characteristic, concept, confront, disrupt, eligible, harsh, remote, shallow, thrive
  • Chapter 16: apparent, automatic, burden, economical, extravagant, fulfill, influence, security, sympathize, transfer

 

Level 2 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 13: accessible, awe, cite, compatible, exempt, prevail, propel, rational, retort, retrieve
  • Chapter 14: dubious, ecstatic, encounter, evolve, fallacy, fictitious, gullible, liable, miserly, pessimist
  • Chapter 15: elapse, evasive, fluent, futile, harass, infer, lethal, obsession, ordeal, persistent
  • Chapter 16: convey, delusion, devise, savor, stimulate, subtle, unique, universal, versatile, vivid

 

Level 3 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 13: curtail, devastate, digress, incentive, incorporate, indispensable, intermittent, rigor, squander, succumb
  • Chapter 14: alleviate, benefactor, covert, cynic, demise, infamous, intrinsic, revulsion, speculate, virile
  • Chapter 15: abstain, affiliate, agnostic, aspire, benevolent, deficit, dissent, diversion, lucrative, mandatory
  • Chapter 16: charisma, contemporary, contend, conversely, extrovert, poignant, prevalent, proponent, quest, traumatic

 

Quarter 4 Academic Vocabulary Words

Level 1 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 19: abandon, alert, circumstances, devote, dominate, function, idle, overcome, primary, theme
  • Chapter 20: disregard, excerpt, exclude, hinder, misleading, monotonous, obtain, prey, seize, severe
  • Chapter 21: conflict, convert, possess, procedure, renew, resources, stress, unanimous, vary, vicinity

 

Level 2 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 19: adapt, dismay, exile, gesture, recede, reciprocate, refute, retain, revert, ritual
  • Chapter 20: elaborate, emerge, exotic, frugal, impulsive, indifferent, indulgent, liberal, mediocre, notable
  • Chapter 21: affirm, alleged, allude, coerce, elite, essence, immunity, impair, query, sadistic

 

Level 3 Vocabulary Words

  • Chapter 19: benign, blase, comprise, condescend, facade, glib, haughty, libel, pseudonym, redundant
  • Chapter 20: averse, detract, disdain, divulge, elation, endow, expulsion, mortify, nullify, ominous
  • Chapter 21: credible, cursory, designate, deviate, improvise, interim, latent, secular, shun, simulate