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The Academic Word List Sublist 9, 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

CONVERSE

conversation (n)
conversationalist (n)

converse (v)

conversant (adj)

conversely (adv)

DEVICE

device (n)

xxx (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)

DEVOTE

devotion (n)
devotee (n)

devote (v)

devoted (adj)

devotedly (adv)

DIMINISH

diminution (n)
diminishment (n)

diminsh (v)

diminished (adj)
diminishing (adj)
undiminishing (adj)

xxx (adv)

DISTORT

distortion (n)

distort (v)

distorted (adj)
distortable (adj)
distorting (adj)
undistorting (adj)

xxx (adv)


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. The problem with learning Spanish at the moment is that it is all theoretical. I don't have the opportunity to with other French speakers.

2. Telex machines were commonly used in business communications in the 1970s and early 1980s. They predate faxes.

3. I'm a of this new diet. It's wonderful. I've lot 5 kilos in just a few weeks.

4. The popularity of romance movies has while horror movies have gained in popularity.

5. The movie was supposed to be a true story, but it completely the truth. The makers should be sued.


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

6. Are you with the new regulations regarding importing goods from South Africa?

7. What kind of do I need to play MP4s on my TV?

8. She has her time to improving her piano playing skills. She never has time for anything else.

9. I really don't like it when people graphics by stretching them.

10. The women's movement seems to have importance now that women have equal pay and equal rights. There is still some way to go, but things are definitely better today. There are more women graduating from colleges and universities. Ironically today the problem is to get more young men into tertiary study.

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