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The Academic Word List Sublist 8, Group 3

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

CLARIFY

clarification (n)

clarify (v)

clarified (adj)
unclarified (adj)

xxx (adv)

COMMODITY

commodity (n)

xxx (v)

commodity (adj)

xxx (adv)

COMPLEMENT

complement (n)

complement (v)

complementary (adj)

xxx (adv)

CONFORM

conformist (n)

conform (v)

conformist (adj)
non-conformist (adj)
conforming (adj)

xxx (adv)

CONTEMPORARY

contemporary (n)

contemporary (v)

contemporary (adj)
contemporaneous (adj)

contemporaneously (adv)


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. Mary didn't understand the exam question so she asked for .

2. prices have increased again this quarter.

3. I can never remember what the colours are; red, blue and yellow?

4. Some people don't to traditional standards of behaviour.

5. Janice is a fair bit older than I thought. She's a of Linda Smith.


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

6. music is much more varied than music from the past.

7. At school children need to learn to to the rules.

8. They work well together. Their strengths each other.

9. Oil is an important many gulf countries.

10. You can butter by heating it. That causes the solid and liquid to separate.

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