AWL Sublist 1, Quiz #6indicate, individual, interpret, involve, issue, labour

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This is the sixth quiz in the Unlock the Academic Word List series. This quiz covers the sixth set of six words from sublist 1 of the Academic Word List, namely: indicate, individual, interpret, involve, issue, labour. 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.




indicate

[ɪndəkeɪt]


verb

1. give evidence of. E.g.: The results indicate the need for more work [Syn: argue]


n (thing)

   indication, indicator

verb

   indicate

verb forms

   indicated, indicates, indicating

adj

   indicative


Collocations from the ACL

v+n: give (an) indication (of), provide (an) indication (of).




individual

[ɪndəvɪdʒəwəl]


adj

1. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing. E.g.: an individual serving [Syn: separate, single]

2. separate and distinct from others of the same kind. E.g.: mark the individual pages [Syn: case-by-case, item-by-item]


noun

1. a single organism.

2. a human being. [Syn: person, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul]


n (thing)

   individual, individualism, individuality

n (person)

   individual, individualist

adj

   individual, individualised, individualist, individualistic

adv

   individually


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: individual behaviour, individual case, individual characteristics, individual choice, individual component, individual differences, individual element, individual experience, individual interests, individual item, individual needs, individual response, individual responsibility, individual rights, individual variable, individual variation, particular individual, private individual, single individual, unique individual.




interpret

[ɪntɜrprət]


verb

1. make sense of a language. [Syn: understand, read, translate]

2. make sense of; assign a meaning to. E.g.: How do you interpret his behavior? [Syn: construe, see]

3. restate (words) from one language into another language. E.g.: Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries? [Syn: translate, render]


n (thing)

   interpretation

n (person)

   interpreter

verb

   interpret

verb forms

   interpreted, interpreting, interprets

adj

   interpretative, interpretive

opposite

   misinterpret, misinterpretation

other

   reinterpret, reinterpretation


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: correct interpretation, historical interpretation, literal interpretation, alternative interpretion.




involve

[ɪnvɑlv]


verb

1. require as useful, just, or proper. [Syn: necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, call for, demand]

2. contain as a part. E.g.: Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses

3. have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail. E.g.: This decision involves many changes [Syn: imply]


n (thing)

   involvement

verb

   involve

verb forms

   involved, involves, involving

adj

   involved

opposite

   uninvolved


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: active involvement, direct involvement.

adv+vpp: (be) actively involved, (be) directly involved (in).

v+adj: become involved (with/in), get involved (with/in).




issue

[ɪʃu]


verb

1. circulate or distribute or equip with. E.g.: issue a new uniform to the children [Syn: supply]

2. come out of. E.g.: Water issued from the hole in the wall [Syn: emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress]

3. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale. [Syn: publish, bring out, put out, release]


noun

1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon. [Syn: consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, upshot]

2. some situation or event that is thought about. [Syn: topic, subject, matter]

3. an important question that is in dispute and must be settled. E.g.: the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone, politicians never discuss the real issues


n (thing)

   issue

verb

   issue

verb forms

   issued, issues, issuing


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: central issue, complex issue, contemporary issue, controversial issue, core issue, critical issue, cultural issue, current issue, ethical issue, global issue, key issue, legal issue, main issue, major issue, methodological issue, practical issue, real issue, related issue, relevant issue, similar issue, single issue, special issue, specific issue, technical issue, theoretical issue, wider issue, environmental issues.

v+n: address (an) issue, consider (an) issue, deal (with an) issue, discuss (an) issue, explore (an) issue, identify (an) issue, raise (an) issue.




labour

[leɪbɜr]


verb

1. strive and make an effort to reach a goal. [Syn: tug, labor, push, drive]

2. work hard. [Syn: labor, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil]


noun

1. a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages. [Syn: labor, working class, proletariat]

2. productive work (especially physical work done for wages). [Syn: labor, toil]


n (thing)

   labour

verb

   labour

verb forms

   laboured, labouring, labours

adj

   laboured, labouring

other

   labor (US), labored (US), labors (US)





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Pronunciation of words is adapted from The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.







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