Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you prospect for something valuable, such as gold or oil, you search an area for it. (noun) A prospect is somebody that people think will do well in the future. (noun) Your prospects are your chances of moving forward in your job or in your life. (noun) A prospect is what you think will happen in the future.

Examples: (verb) There were many companies prospecting for gold in the early eighties in this country. (noun) At only 17, she is one of India’s best badminton prospects. (noun) People’s prospects improved after the end of the war. (noun) Immigrants face the prospect of having to accept unskilled jobs at lower wages. (noun) There’s a good prospect of this building being converted into a school.

Synonyms: nouns: expectation, chance, possibility. future, hope. talent. verbs: dig, explore, search.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 D