Academic vocabulary: Group 50

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albeit - cautious - coincidence - compel - conceal - contemplate - deficient - descend - displace - distort - diverge - exponent - faint - perpetual - postpone - procure - propensity - prosper - resign - universally
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postpone1.The referee decided ........... the game because of the predicted thunderstorm.
universally2.The teachers are not ........... in favour of the school's plan to introduce flexible working times.
compel3.I cannot ........... you to listen, but I will ask you to leave the room if you talk while I do.
conceal4.She was unable to ........... her sadness when she only came third in the music competition.
resign5.The teacher was asked to ........... after it was discovered that he had lied about his absence from school.
contemplate6.You need to ........... the reasons for your lack of success.
prosper7.Children ........... in classes where their teachers care about each of them as individuals.
deficient8.This work is ........... . I don't think you spent very much time on it.
procure9.For this year's mathematics course, you will need to ........... a good graphics calculator.
perpetual10.Her grades are low because of her ........... inability to turn work in on time.
coincidence11.Three people in my class were born on the same day. That's quite a ...........
distort12.If you talk through a cloth it will ........... the sound of your voice.
albeit13.She works well, ........... very slowly.
diverge14.Parents and children often ........... in their opinions on the importance of keeping bedrooms clean and tidy.
cautious15.We must be ........... in how we interpret the data. It would be easy to draw false conclusions.
displace16.The new swimming facility for the 2008 Olympics in Peking will ........... many people from their current homes.
propensity17.My ESL teacher has the ........... to talk about his own school days.
faint18.You have a ........... chance of passing your exams if you work really hard for the rest of the term.
descend19.If you ........... the stairs by the nurse's office, you will see the cafeteria in front of you.
exponent20.The producer of these webpages has long been an ........... of the value of computers in language teaching.