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AWL Academic Word List Test

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There are 570 headwords on this list (proposed by Averil Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), which is said to contain the most frequently occurring vocabulary in academic contexts. Starting with the letter 'A', test your familiarity with ten words on the AWL.

Choose the word or expression that differs in meaning from the given word:

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: What are homonyms?

  • 1. abandon:





  • 2. adaptation:





  • 3. anticipate:





  • 4. achieve:





  • 5. alter:





  • 6. approximate:





  • 7. assess:





  • 8. authority:





  • 9. available:





  • 10. attribute: