AWL Sublist 1, Quiz #7legal, legislate, major, method, occur, percent

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This is the seventh quiz in the Unlock the Academic Word List series. This quiz covers the seventh set of six words from sublist 1 of the Academic Word List, namely: legal, legislate, major, method, occur, percent. 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.




legal

[ligəl]


adj

1. having legal efficacy or force. [Syn: sound]

2. of or relating to jurisprudence. E.g.: legal loophole

3. relating to or characteristic of the profession of law. E.g.: the legal profession

4. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules.


n (thing)

   legality

adj

   legal

adv

   legally

opposite

   illegal, illegality, illegally


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: legal action, legal basis, legal framework, legal issue, legal obligation, legal position, legal proceedings, legal protection, legal requirement, legal right, legal rule, legal status, legal system.




legislate

[ledʒɪsleɪt]


verb

1. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation. E.g.: We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time [Syn: pass]


n (thing)

   legislation, legislature

n (person)

   legislator

verb

   legislate

verb forms

   legislated, legislates, legislating

adj

   legislative


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: national legislation, proposed legislation, legislative measures, legislative power.




major

[meɪdʒɜr]


adj

1. greater in number or size or amount. E.g.: a major portion (a majority) of the population, a major portion of the winnings

2. greater in scope or effect. E.g.: a major contribution, a major improvement, a major break with tradition, a major misunderstanding

3. of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes. E.g.: his major field was mathematics

4. of greater seriousness or danger. E.g.: a major earthquake, a major hurricane, a major illness


verb

1. have as one's principal field of study. E.g.: She is majoring in linguistics


noun

1. a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject. E.g.: she is a linguistics major

2. the principal field of study of a student at a university. E.g.: her major is linguistics


n (thing)

   major, majority

n (person)

   major

verb

   major

verb forms

   majored, majoring, majors

adj

   major


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: major advantage, major area, major cause, major challenge, major change, major component, major concern, major contribution, major decision, major difference, major factor, major feature, major focus, major impact, major implications, major influence, major issue, major part, major problem, major reason, major role, major shift, major source, major theme, great majority, large majority, overwhelming majority, simple majority, vast majority.




method

[meθəd]


noun

1. a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps).


n (thing)

   method, methodology

adj

   methodical, methodological


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: alternative method, common method, effective method, experimental method, modern method, qualitative method, quantitative method, scientific method, standard method, statistical method, traditional method, methodological approach, methodological issue, methodological problem.

v+n: apply (a) method, describe (a) method, develop (a) method, employ (a) method, use (a) method, use (a) methodology.




occur

[əkɜr]


verb

1. to be found to exist. E.g.: sexism occurs in many workplaces, precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil

2. come to pass. E.g.: Nothing occurred that seemed important [Syn: happen, hap, go on, pass off, pass, fall out, come about, take place]


n (thing)

   occurrence

verb

   occur

verb forms

   occurred, occurring, occurs

other

   reoccur


Collocations from the ACL

v+adv: occur frequently, occur naturally.




percent

[pɜrsent]


noun

1. a proportion multiplied by 100. [Syn: percentage, per centum, pct]


n (thing)

   percent, percentage


Collocations from the ACL

adj+n: high percentage, large percentage, low percentage, small percentage.




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