Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) The principal thing is the main or most important one.

Examples: (adjective) Presumably most of us work for the same principal reason – in order to live. (adjective) Canada’s principal trading partner is the USA.

Synonyms: adjectives: most important, key, main.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 B