Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) A highlight is a light-coloured area. (noun) A highlight is a particularly good part. (verb) If you highlight something, you make it more noticeable or obvious.

Examples: (noun) She put highlights on her lecture notes to make them easier to read. (noun) The speech about the future of education was a real highlight for me. (verb) Remember to highlight your lecture notes to make them easier to read. (verb) It is important to highlight the amount of corruption in the government.

Synonyms: verbs: make clear. nouns: focus, feature, climax.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 A