Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) To pose is to be or create a dangerous situation/problem. (verb) If you pose an idea, you suggest it. (noun) A pose is a position or arrangement, sometimes unusual.

Examples: (verb) The internet poses a problem: How do we separate good information from bad? (verb) Traffic pollution poses a threat to the health of our children. (verb) He posed a philosophical question to the audience: “Where does your knowledge of the outside world come from?” (verb) Many people have posed the idea that school syllabuses should include classes that help students with problems like loneliness and stress. (noun) What kind of pose is best for this photograph? (noun) His arms and legs were crossed. This pose suggested that he was feeling unconfident.

Synonyms: nouns: posture, position. verbs: give, present, suggest. present.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 10 A