Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) Tension is the state of something when it is too tight. (noun) Tension is hidden anger or fear.

Examples: (noun) There is too much tension in the rope. It might break. (noun) Tensions between the two countries have been rising. (noun) After the shouting no one said anything, but I could feel the tension in the room.

Synonyms: nouns: discomfort, anxiety, stress. pressure, stress.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 B