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The Academic Word List Sublist 9, Group 7

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

MATURE

maturity (n)
maturation (n)
immaturity (n)

mature (v)

mature (adj)
immature (adj)

maturely (adv)

MEDIATE

mediation (n)

mediate (v)

mediated (adj)

xxx (adv)

MEDIUM

medium (n)

xxx (v)

medium (adj)

xxx (adv)

MILITARY

military (n)

militarise (v)
demilitarise (v)

militarised (adj)
demilitarised (adj)

xxx (adv)

MINIMAL

xxx (n)

xxx (v)

minimal (adj)

minimally (adv)


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. People are adults at 18 or 21, but I don't think they are really until about the age of 30.

2. If you two children keep arguing, I'll have to get your father in to .

3. I take a size in hats.

4. When there is serious trouble in a country the often takes control.

5. Her French is not very good, but it's adequate for our purposes.


Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

6. I have a sized dog. He won't grow very big, but he won't be tiny either.

7. The husband and wife couldn't agree on a divorce settlement so they had to go through a process in the courts.

8. An elephant is at the age of 15.

9. She finished her project, but her share of the work is only good enough. She could have done much better.

10. Our eldest son decided on a career. The discipline was good for him.

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