Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) The reverse of something is its opposite. (verb) If you reverse something, you make it act or move in the opposite direction.

Examples: (noun) Many people believe that scientists are often arrogant, but more often the reverse is true. Scientists need to be humble to do their jobs well. (verb) There were many new jobs in the early 90s, but then the cycle was completely reversed, and thousands of people were out of work. (verb) The new president reversed the decision to expand the factory.

Synonyms: verbs: backtrack, retreat. nouns: opposite, inverse, contrary.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 C