Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If a rule, decision, or act is arbitrary, there is no logical reason for it.

Examples: (adjective) The reason he travelled to Nepal wasn’t arbitrary. He wanted to see Mt Everest. (adjective) You are protected from arbitrary arrest by police.

Synonyms: adjectives: irrational, random.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 A

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