Academic Vocabulary Exercise

Match the word on the left with the definition on the right


banknote _____
cope _____
dent _____
desperate _____
ensure _____
exhausted _____
gallery _____
generous _____
hop _____
instinct _____
lack _____
lecturer _____
mathematics _____
perceive _____
province _____
punish _____
reinforce _____
significantly _____
stow _____
transfer _____

Definition, meaning

a designated political area within a country; similar to a state.
a university professor
absence, deficiency
change vehicles or methods of transportation en route to one’s destination
course subject dealing with numbers and calculations.
extremely tired.
give support to, strengthen
giving unselfishly, usually large amounts
handle or deal with a difficult situation.
impose a penalty for wrongful behavior
in an important or meaningful way
jump a short distance, sometimes on one foot
make certain, insure
natural or innate ability
paper money or currency
place where art is displayed for the public
put something in a small space for storage
sense, notice, observe through the senses
weaken, lessen the value of something, usually by hitting
without hope

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

For answers, see Vocabulary List 14.
See also Boy Runs Away from Homework for words in context.

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