AWL Sublist 1, Quiz #1analyse, approach, area, assess, assume, authority

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This is the first quiz in the Unlock the Academic Word List series. This quiz covers the first set of six words from sublist 1 of the Academic Word List, namely: analyse, approach, area, assess, assume, authority. If you haven't studied the words before, below is all the information you need, including part of speech, example sentences, and common collocations from the Academic Collocation List (ACL). Start studying them now!


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Learning Outcomes

By completing each quiz in the Unlock the Academic Wordlist series, sublist 1 (10 quizzes in total), you will:

  • understand the meaning(s) of each sublist 1 word in academic use;
  • learn to use vocabulary productively by focusing on word form, word family and example sentences for each word;
  • use collocations from the Academic Collocations List (ACL) to develop knowledge of academic collocations for each word;
  • learn patterns of affixes (prefixes and suffixes) for the words under study, e.g. to make noun or adjective forms.




analyse

[ænəlaɪz]


verb

1. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features. E.g.: analyse a specimen, analyse a sentence, analyse a chemical compound [Syn: analyze, break down, dissect, take apart]

2. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning. E.g.: analyse a sonnet by Shakespeare, analyse the evidence in a criminal trial, analyse your real motives [Syn: analyze, study, examine, canvass, canvas]

3. break down into components or essential features. E.g.: analyse today's financial market [Syn: analyze]


n (thing)

   analyser, analysis

n (person)

   analyst

verb

   analyse, analyze

verb forms

   analysed, analyses, analysing, analyzed, analyzes, analyzing

adj

   analytic, analytical

adv

   analytically

other

   analyses (pl)


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: careful analysis, comparative analysis, critical analysis, detailed analysis, economic analysis, final analysis, full analysis, further analysis, historical analysis, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, statistical analysis, subsequent analysis, systematic analysis, textual analysis, thematic analysis, theoretical analysis, analytical approach, analytical tool.

v+n: conduct (an) analysis, use (the) analysis.




approach

[əproʊtʃ]


verb

1. begin to deal with. E.g.: approach a task, approach a new project [Syn: set about, go about]


noun

1. ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation. E.g.: his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons [Syn: attack, plan of attack]


n (thing)

   approach

verb

   approach

verb forms

   approached, approaches, approaching

adj

   approachable, approaching

opposite

   unapproachable


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: alternative approach, analytical approach, common approach, comprehensive approach, critical approach, flexible approach, general approach, holistic approach, integrated approach, logical approach, methodological approach, qualitative approach, quantitative approach, similar approach, standard approach, systematic approach, theoretical approach, traditional approach.

v+n: adopt (an) approach, develop (an) approach, take (an) approach, use (an) approach.




area

[eriə]


noun

1. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography). E.g.: it was a mountainous area [Syn: country]

2. a subject of study. E.g.: it was his area of specialization, areas of interest include...

3. the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary. E.g.: the area of a rectangle, it was about 500 square feet in area [Syn: expanse, surface area]


n (thing)

   area


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: complex area, core area, geographic(al) area, key area, local area, main area, major area, metropolitan area, particular area, related area, rural area, specific area, subject area, urban area, vast area, whole area, wide area.

v+n: cover (an) area, identify (an) area.




assess

[əses]


verb

1. place a value on; judge the worth of something. [Syn: measure, evaluate, valuate, appraise, value]


n (thing)

   assessment

verb

   assess

verb forms

   assessed, assesses, assessing

adj

   assessable

opposite

   unassessed

other

   reassess, reassessed, reassessing, reassessment


Collocations from the ACL

n+n: assessment process, risk assessment.

v+n: assess (the) impact (of), make (an) assessment.




assume

[əsum]


verb

1. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof. E.g.: I assume his train was late [Syn: presume, take for granted]


n (thing)

   assumption

verb

   assume

verb forms

   assumed, assumes, assuming


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: basic assumption, common assumption, fundamental assumption, underlying assumption, certain assumptions.

v+n: assume (the) role (of), assume responsibility, make (an) assumption.




authority

[əθɔrəti]


noun

1. an expert whose views are taken as definitive. E.g.: he is an authority on corporate law

2. official permission or approval. E.g.: authority for the program was renewed several times [Syn: authorization, authorisation, sanction]

3. the power or right to give orders or make decisions. E.g.: he has the authority to issue warrants [Syn: authorization, authorisation, dominance, say-so]


n (thing)

   authorities, authority

adj

   authoritative


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: central authority, local authority, political authority, public authority.




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