AWL/AVL highlighter Find academic words from two different lists

This tool combines the AWL highlighter with a highlighter for the AVL (Academic Vocabulary List). Enter the text in the box below then choose which highlighter you want to use. Once you have used one highlighter, you can continue to use the other one to highlight words from the other list.

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Sheldon Smith

Author: Sheldon Smith    ‖    Last modified: 11 March 2020.

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