Academic Vocabulary List 5

Academic Vocabulary List 5

Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word

axe

blade

cage

cork

crook

dozen

emerald

eyelid

knot

leak

lumber

ounce

plug

railing

rainbow

ribbon

sponge

thermometer

thunder

varnish

Definition, meaning

instrument used in chopping wood

the flat, cutting edge of a knife or tool

a structure made of wires or bars for confining animals

material from the bark of a tree, often used as toppers for wine bottles

a thief, criminal, swindler

a set of twelve

a precious stone of bright green color

a fold of skin which covers the eyeball

formed when two ropes are tied together

a hole or crack which allows water to pass thorough

wood which has been sawed into boards

unit of weight, one-sixteenth of a pound

part of a machine which is connected to an electrical source

a bar which is used for support when climbing stairs

an arch containing the colors of the spectrum

a narrow strip of cloth used for decoration

an absorbent material used for washing

an instrument used for measuring temperature

noise usually followed by a flash of lightning

a substance painted on wood to make it glossy

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 5 for quiz matching words and definitions.