Academic Vocabulary 1

Useful for speaking and writing: CAE (essays, proposals, formal letters, reports, reviews), CPE (essays, semi-formal/neutral and formal articles, formal letters, reports, reviews) IELTS (essays)

Alleviate – to relieve; to improve partially: alleviate hunger/poverty/stress/suffering/traffic congestion

Arbitrary-not based on reason or evidence: arbitrary rules/assumptions/decisions/restrictions/events

                                                                Even in his dessert choices he tended to be arbitrary and unilateral.

Comprehensive-of large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive: comprehensive classification/definition/knowledge/measure/survey/study/system/theory/view