Academic Vocabulary List 1
|alley||a narrow passageway or street|
|appetite||desire to eat|
|boast||brag; say great things about yourself|
|cattle||a general name for “cows”|
|drudgery||hard, uninteresting labor|
|dull||boring, not exciting; not bright or sharp|
|entirely||on the whole|
|gigantic||huge, large, enormous|
|hatch||break out of an egg|
|naked||without covering or clothing|
|outraged||upset, very mad|
|outskirts||the suburbs, area around a city|
|peddler||someone who sells things|
|portion||small part or section|
|roam||wander, walk around without direction|
|struggle||have difficulty doing something; fight|
|swell||get bigger, enlarge|
|upgrade||improve the quality of something|
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 1 for quiz matching words and definitions.