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The Academic Word List Sublist 1, Group 9

bold = a common form of the word
xxx = no form, or there is a form, but it is rare
grey = a form that is not very common








occurrence (n)
reoccurrence (n)

occur (v)
reoccur (v)

recurrent (adj)

xxx (adv)


percent (n)
percentage (n)

xxx (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


period (n)
periodical (n)

xxx (v)

periodic (adj)

periodically (adv)


policy (n)

xxx (v)

policy (adj)

xxx (adv)


principle (n)

xxx (v)

principled (adj)
unprincipled (adj)

xxx (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. We thought the cancer was beaten, but it has .

2. A wonderful thing today. James and Hannah announced they were getting married.

3. There's been a fall of 3 points in the value of the stock.

4. Jane got 100 for another maths exam. That's the third one in a row.

5. A is a journal that comes out regularly.

6. Alan travels to Egypt .

7. She's got very strong when it comes to honesty.

8. Alice's got a of never talking to strangers. It makes her seem a bit rude sometimes.

9. The government's on smoking is getting tougher all the time.

10. I'm not taking him to court for the money. It's the of the thing!