Junior English-Spring 2015

ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
(taken from Common Core Informative Writing Rubric)

1. Address (verb): speak to (typically in a formal way); direct efforts or attention

2. Anticipate (verb): expect; deal with in advance; prepare for

3. Clause (noun): a group of words containing a subject and a verb (Here's an independent clause example: I dislike rude individuals. Here's a dependent clause example: because she smiled at him)

4. Cohesion (noun): unity; the act or state of sticking together; union

5. Compelling (adjective): convincing; demanding attention

6. Competent (adjective): able; acceptable but not outstanding

7. Complexity (noun): the state of being complicated; difficulty; intricacy; the state of having many details

8. Concrete (adjective): specific; real; solid; substantial

9. Consistently (adverb): happening the same for a long time; agreeable

10. Discipline (noun): field of study; branch of knowledge

11. Engaging (adjective): agreeable; attractive; appealing

12. Enhance (verb): improve the quality or value

13. Impede (verb): prevent; interfere with

14. Implications (noun): suggestion; conclusion that can be drawn from something

15. Intentionally (adverb): on purpose; knowingly

16. Mechanics (noun): procedures; techniques

17. Objective (noun): plan; goal; intention

18. Precise (adjective): exact; accurate; careful

19. Relevant (adjective): appropriate; connected; on-topic

20. Significant (adjective): important; worthy of attention

21. Sophisticated (adjective): advanced; highly experienced or knowledgeable

22. Strategically (adverb): involving a plan or method to achieve a goal

23. Suitably (adverb): appropriately; qualified

24. Sufficiently (adverb): having enough; adequately

25. Syntax (noun): arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences

26. Unidentifiable (adjective): unable to be recognized or known

27. Usage (noun): the way in which a word or phrase is correctly used; a habitual practice