Academic Vocabulary List 16

Academic Vocabulary List 16

Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word

coastline

compose

condense

decent

doubt

encompass

estimate

exaggerate

fortunate

income

margin

moist

perspective

pleasant

ponder

preside

primary

stretch

surpass

tropical

Definition, meaning

where land meets the sea

put together creatively

make smaller or more concise

fitting acceptable standards, respectable

uncertainty or skepticism

include, encircle, surround

calculate generally, figure approximately

grossly overstate or overdo

lucky, auspicious

money gained through work or investment

border or edge; space surrounding text

slightly wet or damp

point of view, outlook

good-natured,enjoyable or agreeable

contemplate or think deeply about something

have authority over something, oversee

first, most important, main

expand or extend, lengthen

go beyond, exceed expectations

of a warm and humid climate

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 16 for quiz matching words and definitions.