Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) A depression is when the economy slows down over a long period. (noun) A depression is a low point on a surface. (noun) Depression is when a person’s feelings are very sad and unhappy.

Examples: (noun) The business community is worried that the oil problems could lead to a depression. (noun) There was a small depression in the ground where the rock had been. (noun) Van Gogh suffered from depression for a long time before he killed himself.

Synonyms: nouns: despair, sadness, distress. dip, pit, sink. deflation, recession, slump.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 10 C