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The Academic Word List Sublist 8, Group 4

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


contradiction (n)

contradict (v)

contradictory (adj)

xxx (adv)


xxx (n)

xxx (v)

crucial (adj)
non-crucial (adj)

crucially (adv)


currency (n)

xxx (v)

currency (adj)

xxx (adv)


xxx (n)

denote (v)

denotable (adj)

xxx (adv)


detection (n)
detective (n)

detect (v)

detection (adj)
detectable (adj)
indetectable (adj)
undetected (adj)

xxx (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. Never him, he gets really angry when someone goes against what he says.

2. It is to understand this point. If you don't get this, you won't understand the rest of the course.

3. The value of the Malaysian ringitt is similar to the UAE dirham. Both are around one third of the American dollar.

4. This symbol here a main road while this one shows a minor road.

5. In the past the cause of some of the simplest illnesses went for hundreds of years.

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

6. Your behaviour the values you expressed earlier.

7. Conserving our natural resources is to the future of the planet.

8. Most of Europe has a single . However, Switzerland still uses Swiss francs.

9. The letters MA after someone's name that the person has a Master of Arts degree.

10. They have scanners at the airport to dangerous substances that people might try to bring onto a plane.