PTE Academic Word List – Part 3

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 20 more words from the list.

Check out the other parts as well – Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5

  1. Perceive (v.) – To become aware or conscious of something; come to realize or understand.
    • Many people perceive classical music as more sophisticated.
    • She perceived a change in his mood and asked if he was okay.
  2. Positive (adj.) – Consisting in or characterized by the presence or possession of features or qualities rather than their absence.
    • She has a positive outlook on life.
    • The experiment yielded positive results.
  3. Potential (adj.) – Having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.
    • The young athlete has great potential.
    • Renewable energy sources hold a lot of potential for the future.
  4. Primary (adj.) – Of chief importance; principal.
    • The primary goal of the initiative is to reduce poverty.
    • Her primary concern was the safety of the children.
  5. Purchase (v.) – To acquire (something) by paying for it; buy.
    • She purchased a new car after her promotion.
    • Many consumers prefer to purchase online for convenience.
  6. Range (n.) – The area of variation between upper and lower limits on a particular scale.
    • The hotel offers a wide range of services.
    • Temperatures can range from very high to below freezing in the desert.
  7. Region (n.) – An area, especially part of a country or the world having definable characteristics but not always fixed boundaries.
    • The wine from this region is known for its quality.
    • They traveled to a remote region of the Amazon.
  8. Regulate (v.) – To control or maintain the rate or speed of (a machine or process) so that it operates properly.
    • The government regulates the broadcasting industry.
    • The heart regulates the flow of blood throughout the body.
  9. Relevant (adj.) – Closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered.
    • Please keep your comments relevant to the topic.
    • She read all the relevant literature on the subject.
  10. Reside (v.) – To have one’s permanent home in a particular place.
    • She resides in a quaint village in the countryside.
    • Many students reside on campus during the academic year.
  11. Resource (n.) – A stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization to function effectively.
    • The country is rich in natural resources.
    • Human resources are vital to any organization.
  12. Restrict (v.) – To put a limit on; keep under control.
    • The new law restricts the sale of alcohol.
    • She restricts her sugar intake for health reasons.
  13. Secure (v.) – To fix or attach firmly so it cannot be moved or lost; to protect against threats.
    • Please secure your belongings before the ride starts.
    • The team worked hard to secure the contract.
  14. Seek (v.) – To attempt to find (something).
    • They are seeking a solution to the problem.
    • Many people seek happiness in material possessions.
  15. Select (v.) – Carefully choose as being the best or most suitable.
    • She was selected for the lead role in the play.
    • Participants are selected based on their skills and experience.
  16. Site (n.) – An area of ground on which a town, building, or monument is constructed.
    • The company chose a new site for its headquarters.
    • Archaeologists discovered an ancient burial site.
  17. Strategy (n.) – A plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.
    • The company’s marketing strategy increased its sales.
    • The general devised a strategy for the battle.
  18. Survey (n.) – An investigation of the opinions or experience of a group of people, based on a series of questions.
    • The survey indicated that most people are satisfied with their work.
    • A customer satisfaction survey was conducted by the company.
  19. Text (n.) – A book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form.
    • The professor referred to several texts during the lecture.
    • She is translating an ancient Greek text into English.
  20. Tradition (n.) – The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.
    • The festival is a part of local tradition.
    • He’s not very fond of breaking family traditions.

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