Academic vocabulary: Group 44

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abandon - amend - competent - concise - convenient - declare - devise - implication - indirectly - infinite - insist - inspect - neglect - omit - oppose - programme - subtle - suppress - surplus - trivial
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subtle1.There is a ........... difference between the words 'uninterested ' and 'disinterested'.
competent2.When you employ an electrician to do a job in your house, you hope they will be ........... at their job.
suppress3.The school tried to ........... the fact that one of its teachers had a criminal record.
inspect4.You need to ........... your work a little more closely for silly spelling or punctuation errors.
insist5.The school can recommend that parents communicate by email, but they cannot ........... on it.
programme6.We have a special ........... at this school for students whose first language is not English and who need some extra support.
abandon7.I've decided to ........... the idea of starting writing a book. I just don't have the time.
implication8.We do not yet know the ........... for the government of the rapid rise in house prices.
infinite9.It is a common belief that the universe is ........... . But who knows? Maybe one day we will discover it has an edge or end.
surplus10.The school has bought new computers for all the teachers. We now have a ........... and the old ones will be given to our partner school in South Africa.
neglect11.Your reading is improving fast, but you should not ........... your writing. It is through writing that you show your teachers what you know or have understood.
oppose12.I ........... the idea of having a school uniform. I think it would cause a lot of unnecessary problems.
indirectly13.All the ESL student's teachers can ........... influence the speed at which he or she learns English.
trivial14.Excellent writing with just one or two ........... mistakes!
declare15.All students must ........... at the beginning of the school year that they understand and will follow the plagiarism policy.
amend16.If he doesn't start to ........... his behaviour, he is in danger of being asked to leave the school.
convenient17.Electronic dictionaries are very ........... . They are much smaller than paper dictionaries with the same number of entries, and can even pronounce the words.
omit18.Please ........... me from the trip list. I will not be able to go.
devise19.She is trying to ........... a new way to open tin cans.
concise20.I asked for a ........... summary of what happened. So why have you given me a 20-page report?