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The Academic Word List Sublist 3, Group 8

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


maximum (n)
maximisation (n) /
maximization (n)

maximise (v) /
maximize (v)

maximum (adj)
maximal (adj)

xxx (adv)


minor (n)
minority (n)

minor (v)

minor (adj)
minority (adj)

xxx (adv)


negation (n)
negative (n)
negativity (n)

negate (v)

xxx (adj)

negatively (adv)


outcome (n)

xxx (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


partner (n)
partnership (n)

partner (v)

xxx ( adj)

xxx (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. The salary is only available to people who have been here more than eight years.

2. A small of people in this country enjoy European cinema.

3. Plans to clean tourist areas are by the lack of rubbish bins for people to throw their rubbish in.

4. Several are possible. For instance, you can work hard and pass, you can be lazy and fail or you can work a bit and you may pass.

5. This is Ivan. He is my business .

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

6. Sally has trouble concentrating. She'd do well to get herself a study ; someone who can help her concentrate.

7. The of the meeting was that the company will drop the Star range of products and concentrate on the other products.

8. If you are thrown out of school for poor attendance, that will all the hard work you've done. You'll have to start again next year.

9. Companies aim to profits for their shareholders.

10. A bad haircut is only a problem. Don't worry about it. It'll grow back.