Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) When a wheel turns around once it has made a revolution; going in a circle; turning; revolving. (noun) A revolution is a war against the government by the country’s own people. (noun) A revolution is a sudden significant change.

Examples: (noun) The hour hand on the clock makes one revolution in twelve hours. (noun) There was a revolution in France in 1789. (noun) In the 1960s, you had the women’s revolution, the sexual revolution, and all sorts of change. (noun) The Industrial Revolution began when machines were able to make things quicker and cheaper than people.

Synonyms: nouns: transformation, upheaval. coup, rebellion, uprising. cycle.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 C