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The Academic Word List Sublist 9, Group 9

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


preliminaries (n)

xxx (v)

preliminary (adj)

xxx (adv)


protocol (n)

xxx (v)

xxx (adj)

xxx (adv)


xxx (n)

xxx (v)

qualitative (adj)

qualitatively (adv)


refinement (n)

refine (v)

refined (adj)
unrefined (adj)

xxx (adv)


relaxation (n)

relax (v)

relaxed (adj)
unrelaxed (adj)

xxx (adv)

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

1. Are you going to any of the sessions at the conference? They have some interesting sessions before the conference officially begins.

2. A is a formal document that sets out rules.

3. Quantitative research looks at large numbers of things while research looks at qualities or standards.

4. It is far healthier to use flour in your cooking as it has more vitamins and more roughage.

5. Holidays are all about . You should be able to put your feet up and do nothing!

Choose the appropriate word for the gap.

6. Watching horror movies or action movies isn't at all!

7. The process for most foods involves throwing out the husk which can contain valuable nutrients.

8. The at the meeting took ages. It was half an hour before we began talking about the most important agenda items.

9. Can you review all the with the staff. We want to be sure that everyone knows how to greet the Ministers correctly.

10. The way that men and women enjoy movies is different. They each look for and enjoy different things.