PTE Academic Word List – Part 2

The Academic Word List is an essential tool to build your vocabulary for the PTE exam. Learn these words with their meanings and sentence usage, and use them while preparing with the PTE Mock Test Packages. Here are 40 more words from the list.

Check out the other parts as well – Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

  1. Principle (n.) – A fundamental truth or proposition serving as the foundation for belief or action.
    • One of the basic principles of democracy is freedom of speech.
    • The principle of equal rights for all is central to the organization.
  2. Process (n.) – A series of actions conducted in a certain order or manner.
    • The process of making cheese from milk is quite complex.
    • He explained the process he uses to solve complex math problems.
  3. Required (adj.) – Necessary according to the rules or for a particular purpose.
    • A password is required to access the system.
    • The project required extensive research.
  4. Research (n.) – The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
    • Her research focuses on climate change impacts.
    • Extensive research was conducted to find the cure for the disease.
  5. Response (n.) – A verbal or written answer.
    • The response to the customer’s query was prompt and helpful.
    • His emotional response to the movie was unexpected.
  6. Role (n.) – The function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation.
    • Her role in the project was crucial for its success.
    • Teachers play an important role in shaping students’ futures.
  7. Section (n.) – A distinct group within a larger body of people or things.
    • The report’s financial section provides a detailed analysis of the company’s performance.
    • The orchestra’s string section includes violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.
  8. Sector (n.) – An area or portion that is distinct from others.
    • The private sector plays a vital role in the economy.
    • There are many job opportunities in the technology sector.
  9. Significant (adj.) – Sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention.
    • There was a significant increase in sales this quarter.
    • The study found a significant correlation between diet and health.
  10. Similar (adj.) – Resembling without being identical.
    • Their opinions on the matter were similar.
    • The twins have similar interests and hobbies.
  11. Source (n.) – A place, person, or thing from which something originates or can be obtained.
    • Freshwater sources are increasingly becoming scarce.
    • She cited several sources in her research paper.
  12. Specific (adj.) – Clearly defined or identified.
    • The doctor gave specific instructions on how to take the medication.
    • The project had some very specific goals.
  13. Structure (n.) – The arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex.
    • The structure of the building was designed to withstand earthquakes.
    • The essay has a clear and logical structure.
  14. Theory (n.) – A supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something.
    • Einstein’s theory of relativity revolutionized physics.
    • The theory was based on extensive empirical data.
  15. Variable (n.) – An element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change.
    • The study examined several variables affecting sleep quality.
    • Temperature and pressure are important variables in the experiment.
  16. Acquire (v.) – To buy or obtain for oneself.
    • She acquired a taste for olives while living in Italy.
    • The museum acquired several new pieces for its medieval collection.
  17. Administer (v.) – To manage and be responsible for the running of (a business, organization, etc.).
    • The organization is administered by a board of directors.
    • The principal administers the school efficiently.
  18. Affect (v.) – Have an effect on; make a difference to.
    • The new law will affect how we use social media.
    • Her mood can affect the entire team’s performance.
  19. Appropriate (adj.) – Suitable or proper in the circumstances.
    • The movie is not appropriate for young children.
    • She wore a dress that was appropriate for the formal event.
  20. Commission (n.) – An instruction, command, or role given to a person or group.
    • The artist received a commission to paint a mural.
    • The commission will investigate the causes of the accident.
  21. Conduct (v.) – To organize and carry out.
    • The scientist conducted experiments in the laboratory.
    • The orchestra will conduct its annual concert next week.
  22. Consequence (n.) – A result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
    • Losing her job was a direct consequence of her repeated tardiness.
    • The environmental consequences of deforestation are severe.
  23. Construct (v.) – To build or make (something, typically a building, road, or machine).
    • They plan to construct a new bridge over the river.
    • Children love to construct imaginary worlds.
  24. Consume (v.) – To use up (a resource).
    • The new engine is designed to consume less fuel.
    • He consumes a lot of time checking emails.
  25. Credit (n.) – Public acknowledgment or praise, given or received when a person’s responsibility for an action or idea becomes apparent.
    • She received no credit for her part in the project’s success.
    • Credit should be given where it’s due.
  26. Culture (n.) – The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
    • The city is known for its rich culture and history.
    • Learning about other cultures can be very enlightening.
  27. Design (v.) – To decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object).
    • She designed a beautiful evening gown.
    • The engineer designed a new type of engine.
  28. Distinct (adj.) – Recognizably different in nature from something else.
    • Each artist has a distinct style.
    • There are three distinct phases in the project.
  29. Element (n.) – A part or aspect of something, especially one that is essential or characteristic.
    • Trust is a key element of a successful team.
    • Water is an essential element for life.
  30. Evaluate (v.) – To form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess.
    • It’s important to evaluate the risks before proceeding.
    • The teacher will evaluate the students’ projects.
  31. Feature (n.) – A distinctive attribute or aspect of something.
    • The new model of the car has several improved features.
    • One of the key features of the software is its ease of use.
  32. Final (adj.) – Coming at the end of a series.
    • The final chapter of the book was the most exciting.
    • She made her final decision after a lot of deliberation.
  33. Focus (v.) – To pay particular attention to.
    • The company will focus more on customer service this year.
    • During the meeting, we will focus on the budget issues.
  34. Impact (n.) – The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another; a marked effect or influence.
    • The impact of the ball against the window broke the glass.
    • Her speech made a significant impact on the audience.
  35. Injure (v.) – To do harm to; impair the quality of.
    • The player was injured during the match.
    • Careless handling of chemicals can injure your health.
  36. Item (n.) – An individual article or unit, especially one that is part of a list, collection, or set.
    • The first item on the agenda is the budget report.
    • He checked off each item on the list.
  37. Maintain (v.) – To cause or enable (a condition or situation) to continue.
    • It’s important to maintain a healthy diet.
    • The city is responsible for maintaining the public parks.
  38. Normal (adj.) – Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.
    • It’s normal to feel nervous before a test.
    • The temperature has returned to normal after the heatwave.
  39. Obtain (v.) – To get, acquire, or secure (something).
    • She was able to obtain the information needed for the report.
    • You need to obtain permission before using the facility.
  40. Participate (v.) – To take part in an activity or event.
    • All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities.
    • He decided to participate in the marathon this year.

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