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The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words that appear in everyday academic and business writing.
30 апреля 2016 в 19:18 (текущая версия от 30 апреля 2016 в 20:27)
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These words are also the most likely to appear on the SAT, ACT, GRE, and ToEFL.
To create this list, we started with the words that give our users the most trouble and then ranked them by how frequently they appear in our corpus of billions of words from edited sources. If you only have time to study one list of words, this is the list.
1 "consider" - deem to be. At the moment, artemisinin-based therapies are considered the best treatment, but cost about $10 per dose - far too much for impoverished communities. "minute" - infinitely or immeasurably small. The minute stain on the document was not visible to the naked eye.
2 "accord" - concurrence of opinion. The committee worked in accord on the bill, and it eventually passed. "evident" - clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment. That confidence was certainly evident in the way Smith handled the winning play with 14 seconds left on the clock.
3 "practice" - a customary way of operation or behavior. He directed and acted in plays every season and became known for exploring Elizabethan theatre practices. "intend" - have in mind as a purpose. "Lipstick, as a product intended for topical use with limited absorption, is ingested only in very small quantities," the agency said on its website.
4 "concern" - something that interests you because it is important. The scandal broke out in October after former chief executive Michael Woodford claimed he was fired for raising concerns about the company's accounting practices. "commit" - perform an act, usually with a negative connotation. In an unprecedented front page article in 2003 The Times reported that Mr. Blair, a young reporter on its staff, had committed journalistic fraud.
5 "issue" - some situation or event that is thought about. As a result, the privacy issues surrounding mobile computing are becoming ever-more complex. "establish" - set up or found. A small French colony, Port Louis, was established on East Falkland in 1764 and handed to the Spanish three years later.
6 "utter" - without qualification. No one can blame an honest mechanic for holding a wealthy snob in utter contempt. "conduct" - direct the course of; manage or control. Scientists have been conducting studies of individual genes for years.
7 "engage" - consume all of one's attention or time. We had nearly two hundred passengers, who were seated about on the sofas, reading, or playing games, or engaged in conversation. "obtain" - come into possession of. He delayed making the unclassified report public while awaiting an Army review, but Rolling Stone magazine obtained the report and posted it Friday night.
8 "scarce" - deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand. Meanwhile, heating oil could grow more scarce in the Northeast this winter, the Energy Department warned last month. "policy" - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group. Inflation has lagged behind the central bank's 2 percent target, giving policy makers extra scope to cut rates.
9 "straight" - successive, without a break. After three straight losing seasons, Hoosiers fans were just hoping for a winning record. "stock" - capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares. In other words, Apple's stock is cheap, and you should buy it.
10 "apparent" - clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment. But the elderly creak is beginning to become apparent in McCartney's voice. "property" - a basic or essential attribute shared by members of a class. Owing to these magic properties, it was often planted near dwellings to keep away evil spirits.
11 "fancy" - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind. For a time, indeed, he had fancied that things were changed. "concept" - an abstract or general idea inferred from specific instances. As a psychologist, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating.
12 "court" - an assembly to conduct judicial business. When Brown pleaded not guilty to assaulting Rihanna, their violent past came out in court. "appoint" - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to. In 1863 he was appointed by the general assembly professor of oriental languages at New College.
13 "passage" - a section of text, particularly a section of medium length. His interpretation of many obscure scriptural passages by means of native manners and customs and traditions is particularly helpful and informing. "vain" - unproductive of success. An attempt was made to ignore this brilliant and irregular book, but in vain; it was read all over Europe.
14 "instance" - an occurrence of something. In many instances large districts or towns would have fewer representatives than smaller ones, or perhaps none at all. "coast" - the shore of a sea or ocean. Martello towers must be built within short distances all round the coast.
15 "project" - a planned undertaking. The funds are aimed at helping build public projects including mass transit, electricity networks, water utility and ports, it said. "commission" - a special group delegated to consider some matter. The developers are now seeking approval from the landmarks commission.
16 "constant" - a quantity that does not vary. In 1929, Hubble independently put forward and confirmed the same idea, and the parameter later became known as the Hubble constant. "circumstances" - one's overall condition in life. The circumstances leading up to the shootings was not immediately available.
17 "constitute" - to compose or represent. Oil and natural gas constituted almost 50 percent of Russian government revenue last year. "level" - a relative position or degree of value in a graded group. Only last month did the men's and women's unemployment rates reach the same level.
18 "affect" - have an influence upon. The central bank will start distributing low-interest loans in early March to individuals and small- and medium-sized companies affected by the flooding. "institute" - set up or lay the groundwork for. Corporations have to be more and more focused on instituting higher labor standards.
19 "render" - give an interpretation of. But authorities had rendered the weapon and the explosive device inoperable, officials said. "appeal" - be attractive to. To get traditional women's accessories to appeal to men, some designers are giving them manly names and styles.
20 "generate" - bring into existence. Qualities such as these are not generated under bad working practices of any sort. "theory" - a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world. Testing that theory begins Saturday night, as the Capitals take on Tampa Bay in another important contest.
21 "range" - a variety of different things or activities. Like American community colleges, admission at an open university is not competitive, but the schools offer a range of programs, including doctoral degrees. "campaign" - a race between candidates for elective office. At the same point in 2004 — as an incumbent facing re-election — Mr. Bush had taken in about $145.6 million for his campaign.
22 "league" - an association of sports teams that organizes matches. "When I broke into the big leagues until a month ago, Gary kept in touch," Mets third baseman David Wright said. "labor" - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted. More labor is entailed, more time is required, greater delay is occasioned in cleaning up, and the amount of water used is much greater.
23 "confer" - have a meeting in order to talk something over. Ms. Stewart said Mrs. Bachmann conferred with her family and a few aides after her disappointing showing on Tuesday evening. "grant" - allow to have. He had been granted entry into the White House only for the daily briefing, later that afternoon.
24 "dwell" - think moodily or anxiously about something. But it is hardly necessary to dwell on so normal an event. "entertain" - provide amusement for. The first Super Bowl in 1967 featured college marching bands entertaining the crowds at halftime.
25 "contract" - a binding agreement that is enforceable by law. Contracts with utilities will be signed starting next month, he said. "earnest" - characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one's opinions. Too much praise cannot be given to the earnest and efficient missionaries who founded and have maintained this mission.
26 "yield" - give or supply. It is a very important honey plant, as it yields an exceptionally pure nectar and remains in bloom a long time. "wander" - to move or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course. While each animal wandered through the maze, its brain was working furiously.
27 "insist" - be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge. Interior Department officials insisted that they had conducted an extensive scientific inquiry before moving ahead with the spill response plan. "knight" - a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry. The knight was gallant not only in war, but in love also.
28 "convince" - make realize the truth or validity of something. But though he listened he was not convinced. "inspire" - serve as the inciting cause of. His surprising performance inspired an outpouring of fan adoration that has been dubbed "Linsanity."
29 "convention" - a large formal assembly. Last year, the industry's main trade convention, the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, organized workshops in Las Vegas focusing on lien laws and auction sales. "skill" - an ability that has been acquired by training. He says many new drivers are terrified of motorway driving because they do not have the skills or confidence needed.
30 "harry" - annoy continually or chronically. There's something uplifting about hearing a string instrument when I'm feeling ragged or harried. "financial" - involving fiscal matters. Meanwhile, universities have raised tuition every year, putting many students in a financial bind.
31 "reflect" - show an image of. Teens ranting over chores and whatnot can often reflect deeper feelings of alienation or perceived uncaring on the part of parents. "novel" - an extended fictional work in prose. Before Robert Barr publishes a novel he spends years in thinking the thing out.
32 "furnish" - provide or equip with furniture. Instead, according to court documents, the money went toward furnishing mansions, flying in private jets, and retaining a $120,000-a-year personal hairstylist. "compel" - force somebody to do something. But the flames grew too large, compelling firefighters to call off the rescue.
33 "venture" - proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers. Clearly he would not venture to descend while his enemy moved. "territory" - the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a state. On Friday, West Africa regional group Ecowas condemned the rebels, urging them to end hostilities and surrender all occupied territory.
34 "temper" - a characteristic state of feeling. Oscar Wilde, to do him justice, bore this sort of rebuff with astonishing good temper and sweetness. "bent" - fixed in your purpose. The business-oriented constituency of the Republican Party, Jacobs said, has been weakened by a faction bent on lowering taxes and cutting spending.
35 "intimate" - marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity. The female spider can choose when to cut off intimate relations by eating her partner, or kicking him out. "undertake" - enter upon an activity or enterprise. An autopsy has reportedly been undertaken but the results are not expected for several weeks.
36 "majority" - more than half of the votes in an election. Republicans need just four seats in the Senate to take control as the majority party. "assert" - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true. In your talk you asserted the pill's risks of blood clotting, lung artery blockage, heart attack and stroke are minimal.
37 "crew" - the men and women who man a vehicle. Several pilots and crew members would have to escape at once, while safety divers watched, ready to rescue anyone who became stuck. "chamber" - a natural or artificial enclosed space. "Today," said the old man, "you must push through with me into my most solitary chamber, that we may not be disturbed."
38 "humble" - marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful. "Challenging yourself, playing up against stronger, tougher, and overall better competition will keep you humble." "scheme" - an elaborate and systematic plan of action. Some companies in the Globe District of Arizona have started extensive underground schemes for mining large tonnages very cheaply by "caving" methods.
39 "keen" - demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions. Not one of his movements escaped her keen observation; she drank in every shiver. "liberal" - having political views favoring reform and progress. Romney's actually done well in open primaries where fiscally conservative yet socially liberal independents have backed him over his opponents.
40 "despair" - a state in which all hope is lost or absent. There were wounded love, and wounded pride, and despair, and coming madness, all in that piteous cry. "tide" - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level. In the case of mobile connectivity, a rising tide does not lift all boats.
41 "attitude" - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings. "Behaviours have changed and attitudes have changed," Mr Taylor said. "justify" - show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for. He felt sure that if the circumstances justified it, the necessary proceedings could be taken."
42 "flag" - a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of mourning and ordered flags flown at half staff. "merit" - any admirable quality or attribute. Thus far in our inquiry extraordinary merits have been offset by extraordinary defects.
43 "manifest" - reveal its presence or make an appearance. A too rapid transformation of existing conditions might very easily lead to an economic crisis, symptoms of which are already beginning to manifest themselves. "notion" - a general inclusive concept. Does that old notion that defense wins championships still hold up these days?
44 "scale" - relative magnitude. And there might not be much money, so fashion shows are done on a much smaller scale. "formal" - characteristic of or befitting a person in authority. A formal decision to call off the search is likely on Wednesday, rescue officials said.
45 "resource" - a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed. "Economists assume that, under normal conditions, markets will allocate resources efficiently," he added. "persist" - continue to exist. Old ideas, long after the conditions under which they were produced have passed away, often persist in surviving.
46 "contempt" - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike. And with his backhanded contempt for all things ordinary, Blake is making some of the catchiest, most difficult music in recent memory. "tour" - a route all the way around a particular place or area. He typed in "South Park" and took senior executives on a tour of Web sites offering pirated episodes.
47 "plead" - enter a defendant's answer. Aria pleaded not guilty, but he acknowledged that he had violated some laws. "weigh" - to be oppressive or burdensome. So far, the political turmoil has not appeared to have discouraged visitors, but prolonged strife could weigh on tourism.
48 "mode" - how something is done or how it happens. Speaking of science, he says, in language far in advance of his times: 'There are two modes of knowing—by argument and by experiment. "distinction" - a discrimination between things as different. But such a distinction is quite external; at heart the men may be very much alike.
49 "inclined" - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position. Such an inclined passage following a seam of coal is known as a slope. "attribute" - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity. The authors found that when the available prospects varied more in attributes such as age, height, occupation and educational background, people made fewer dating proposals.

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