Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, adjective

Definitions: (noun) Somebody’s contemporary is a person who lived at or near the same time. (adjective) If something is contemporary it is related to this time (now).

Examples: (noun) Winston Churchill was a contemporary of my grandfather. (adjective) He is a contemporary musician; he includes electronica in his jazz songs.

Synonyms: adjectives: modern, new.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 C