Academic Vocabulary List 3

Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word Definition, meaning
alarm a device that sound a warning
alphabet a set of English letters
blame to accuse someone or wrongdoing
blank empty, without any marks
bounce to spring or leap like a ball
burglar one who breaks into a building and steals
compassion feeling of sympathy towards another person
credentials qualifications or background
detect to discover the existence of something
expert a person with a high degree of knowledge or skill
finesse ability to handle difficult situations well
frighten to make someone scared or afraid
glimpse a brief look; an indication
inquiry the act or process of questioning
interfere to get in the way; prevent someone from doing a task
outstanding distinguished, excellent
ramble to talk on an on without saying much
rough having a bumpy surface; not smooth
tap to strike or hit gently
widespread covering a large area

Note: These are general meanings for the words. You may encounter other definitions depending on context.
Check a dictionary for other meanings.