Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) Something has an inclination if it’s at an angle (not flat). (noun) Someone has an inclination to do something if the person wants to do it or often does it.

Examples: (noun) The inclination of the road was just enough to make the car roll by itself. (noun) Most governments have an inclination to hold on to power, even if it damages the country. (noun) Some people have a inclination to always disagree with what you say.

Synonyms: nouns: tendency, impulse, bias. slant, leaning, angle.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 10 A