Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun, adjective

Definitions: (verb) If you prime something, you get it ready to do something. (noun) The prime is the best part of something. (adjective) If something is prime, it is the best, most important, most suitable, or in some way number one.

Examples: (verb) The coach has primed them for the game. (noun) He was killed in the prime of his life. (adjective) London is a prime example of a multicultural city. (adjective) He was the prime suspect in the murder investigation.

Synonyms: adjectives: main, major. nouns: best. verbs: prepare.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 D