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These words are taken from Minimum Competence in Scientific English

Upjohn (Blattes, Jans), publisher EDP

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a.b.c.d.e.f.g.h.i.j.k.l.m.n.o.p.qr.s.t.u.v.w.xyz

The same words as they are organised in Minimum Comp. . Chapter 1, Ch2, Ch3, Ch4, Ch5, Ch6, Ch7, Ch8, Ch9, Ch10

a.

ability
about
above
abroad
according to
account
accurate
achieve
acknowledge
acquire
actual
actuate
acute
add
address

adjust
admit
advertise
advice
advise
afford
agree
ahead
aim
alike
allow
alloy
almost
alone
alter

although
among
amount
anticlockwise
apart
appeal
applience
apply
approve
area
arise
arrange
array
arrow
ash

assess
assume
attach
attain
attempt
attract
available
average
avoid
award
aware
away
axis

b.

back
backwards
ban
barely
basic
bat
beam
bear
beat
behave
behind
belief
belong
below
belt
bend

beneath
besides
between
beyond
bind
bite
blank
blast
bleed
blind
blood
blow
body
boil
bond
bone

boost
border
both
bottom
bracket
brain
breadth
break
breakdown
breakthrough
breast
breathe

breed
brief
bright

bring about
broad
build
burn
burst
bury
busy
bypass
by-product

c back to top

cancel
care
carry out
catch
cell
census
chairman
channel
chart
cheap
check
chemical
chemistry
chief
chip
choice
choose

claim
clear
cliff
clockwise
close
cluster
coal
coast
coat
collapse
collide
common
compel
compete
component
compound

comprise
conceal
concrete
conduct
consequently
construct
consume
contain
content
convenient
converse
convey
convince
cool
cope
copper

core
corner
cost
couple
crack
crew
crop
cross-section
crowd
crude
crush
cure
current
curve
customer

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daily
dam
damage
data
deal
death
decay
decrease
deduce
deep
defect

delay
deliver
deny
depend on
describe
design
despite
destroy
device
devise
dig

disagree
disease
display
dispose
disrupt
dissolve
disturb
dot
doubt
dramatic
draw
drawback

drift
drill
drive
drop
dry
dump
dust
duty
dwarf
dwell

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e.g.
earn
earth
earthquake
ease
edge
efficiency
either
else
elsewhere

emergency
emit
empty
enable
enclose
encounter
engine
engineer
enhance
enlarge

ensure
entail
entire
equal
era
escape
even
event
eventually
evidence

evolve
exceed
exceedingly
exhaust
expand
expect
experience
experiment
extend
extent

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face
facility
fact
fail
fair
fall
false
far
fasten
fat

fault
fear
feasible
feature
feed
feedback
field
figure
fill
find out
finding

fire
fit
flash
flat
flight
float
flood
flow
focus
follow
forbid
forecast

foreign
foremost
foresee
former
forwards
frame
framework
free
freeze
fresh
fuel
fulfil
funds
furthermore

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gain
gap
gather
giant

goal
gold
goods
grant

graph
great
grid
ground

grounds
grow
guess

h.

hand
handle
hard
hardly
hardware

harm
hazard
head
health
heart

heat
heavy
height
hence
hide

hold
hole
hollow
however
huge
hurt

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i.e.
ignore
implement
imply
improve
in charge of
in spite of
inability

inaccurate
include
income
incoming
increase
induce
inhabit
injure

inner
input
inquire
insert
insight
instead
insulate

intake
intend
introduce
involve
inwards
iron
irrelevant
issue

j.

join

journey

 

 

k.

key

kind

knowledge

 

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label
lack
lang
last
latter
launch
law
laylayer
layout
lead

leading
leak
left
length
lens
lessen
let
level
lever

liable
lie
lift
light
likely
likewise
link
liver
load

locate
lock
lorry
lose
lost
loud
loudspeaker
low
lung

m.

magnet
main
maintain
major
manage
mankind
map

master
match
mean
means
meantime
meanwhile
measurement

melt
mend
merely
mess
mild
minor

minus
minute
monitor
moreover
motive
move

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naked
namely
narrow
need

needle
neither
nest
net

network
nevertheless
nitrogen

noise
non-stop
notice

o.

obey
obtain
obvious
occur
odd
offshore
offspring

ohp
oil
once
ongoing
onset
onwards
operate

otherwise
outcome
outdated
outer
outline
outlook

output
outstanding
overall
overcome
overview
owing to

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pain
partly
path
pattern
peak
per
pick
pipe
plain
plan
plant

plenty
plot
point out
power
predict
pregnant
pressure
presume
prevent
previous
prey

primary
prime
print
prior
probe
proceed
process
produce
proof

propel
proper
prove
provide
provided
pull
pulse
pump
purpose
pursue
push

q. r.

quote
radius
raise
random
range
rate
rather
ratio
raw
ray
reach
readily

reading
realise
reckon
recognise
record
recover
recur
reduce
regard
regardless
relate
release

relevance
reliable
remain
remote
remove
rent
repair
replace
request
require
research

resolve
reveal
rid
right
ring
rise
root
rough
rubber
rule
run

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safe
sale
salt
sample
sand
save
scale
scarcely
scatter
schedule
scheme
scope
screen
search
seek
seize
seldom
sensitive
sensor
series
set
settle
several
sewage
shadow
shallow
shape
share
sharp

sheet
shell
shield
shift
shore
short
shrink
shuttle
sick
side
sight
silver
since
single
size
skill
skin
slide
slight
slope
smell
smooth
snake
soft
software
soil
sole
solve
sound
space
span

spare
spark (off)
species
speed
split
spill
spin
spin-off
spoil
spokesperson
spot
spray
spread
spring
square
staff
stage
standard
state
steady
steam
steel
steep
stem
step
stone
store
storm

straight
streach
stream
strength
stress
strike
string
strip
struggle
study
subsequent
subtract
such
suit
sum up
summary
supply
surge
surgeon
surgery
surround
survey
sustain
swing
switch

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tail
tank
target
task
tend
tendency
thanks to
thereby
therefore

thick
thin
thorough
though
threashold
threat
through
throughout
throw

thrust
thus
tiny
tip
tool
top
topic
towards
track

train
transplant
travel
treat
tremendous
trend
trial
trigger (off)
true
turn
twice
twin

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undergo
underneath
unless

unlike
unlikely

until
update

upper
utter

v.

vacuum
valuable

via

vicinity

virtual

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warm
warn
waste
wave
weak
wealth
weapon

wear
weight
well
wet
wheel
whereas
whether

while
whole
wide
widespread
willing
wing
wire
withdraw

within
work out
worldwide
worsen
worth
worthwhile
wrist
wrong

x.y.z.

yearly

yet

yield

 


Chapter 1. Measurement

about breadth even length narrow ratio speed weight
accurate broad extend level odd reach square wide
acute chart extent light plot reading stage widespread
almost check far load power root standard
amount cost figure map primary scale step
area couple graph mean prime shallow strength
assess cross-section heavy means radius short survey
attain data height measurement random single thick
average deep inaccurate minus range size thin
away draw lack monitor rate slight vicinity back to top

Chapter2. Frequency, Space &Shape

above between curve ground outer ring space track
ahead beyond daily grounds outline scatter spot twice
alone blank dot hole partly schedule steady underneath
among border edge hollow pattern scheme straight wave
arrow bottom era inner peak scope strip within
axis close feature layer plan seldom swing yearly
back cluster field locate pulse series through
behind core flat non-stop recur shape throughout
below corner frame occur remote side tip
beneath crowd framework once replace slope top

Chapter 3. Comparison & Relation
add choose exceed increase low relevance supply
agree compete exceedingly join match remain tend
alike decrease expand key mess right tendency
available depend on fall last net rise trend
belong disagree fit lead network share twin
bind drop follow leading per span unlike
bond duty foremost left pursue spread upper
both enhance gap lessen raise struggle worsen
in charge of enlarge gather likewise reduce subtract 68
choice equal improve link relate suit back to top



Chapter 4. Modification
barely crude loud overall sensitive tremendous worthwhile
basic current fair plain several utter wrong
brief dump fat main plenty sharp valuable
bright dramatic free major proper smooth virtual
busy drawback fresh mild rather soft weak
care dry great minor raw sole wealth
cheap ease harm minute readily spare wet eventually
chief efficiency hazard naked reliable steep whole irrelevant
common empty huge outdated rough thorough worldwide loudspeaker
convenient entire safe tiny worth outstanding

Chapter 5. Link Words & Logic
according to deduce furthermore involve obvious scarcely thus
actual despite hard latter otherwise set unless
although doubt hardly let owing to since until
apart dot hence meantime previous in spite of via
besides e.g. however meanwhile prior subsequent whereas
bracket either i.e. merely provide such whether
clear else imply moreover provided thanks to while
comprise elsewhere include namely regard thereby yet
consequently entail induce neither regardless therefore due
converse former instead nevertheless rule though back to top

Chapter 6. Knowledge & Statement
account appeal display forecast liable quote spokesman
acknowledge approve encounter foresee likely realise state
acronym array event guess motive reckon study
address assume evidence hide notice recognise sum up
admit aware expect ignore outlook record summary
advice belief face inquire overview request threat
advise census fact insight point out require topic
allege chairman false intend predict research true
claim fear introduce prequisite reveal unlikely
conceal find out issue presume search update
convince finding knowledge print skill View
deny focus label proof seek warn
describe forbid law prove solve work out back to top



Chapter 7. Process & Manipulation

acquire break consume fasten layout pick spill train
advertise breakdown damage fill lie prevent split treat
afford breakthrough destroy fulfil lock process spoil trigger (off)
allow breed disturb hand manage produce spray undergo
attach bring about drill handle master pull stem yield
avoid build drive hold mend push store
award bury emit hurt need repair stress
ban cancel enable injure obtain save target
blast catch enclose insulate operate seize throw
blow compel ensure lay overcome spark (off) thrust back to top


Chapter 8. Experimentation & Action

ability bend component deal exhaust float maintain sample
achieve bite conduct design experience freeze melt sustain
aim boil construct device experiment goal obey switch
apply boost contain devise facility heat outcome task
attempt breathe content dig fail implement pain trial
attract burn cool dispose fault inability pressure warm
beam by-product cope dissolve feasible inhabit probe waste
bear carry out crack earn feed insert purpose willing
beat collapse crush engine feedback kind recover
behave collide cure engineer fire launch resolve back to top


Chapter 9 : Movement and Change

abroad burst drift grow lift pregnant shrink towards
actuate bypass dump head lose proceed slide transplant
adjust clockwise escape income lost propel spin travel
alter convey evolve move pump spin-off turn
death flash input offshore release spring wear
arise decay flight intake ongoing remove streach withdraw
arrange defect flow inwards onset rid strike
backwards delay foreign journey onwards run surge
bleed deliver forwards lang output settle surround anticlockwise
blood disrupt gain leak path shift threshold incoming back to top

Chapter 10 : Matter & Objects

alloy chip dwarf health offspring sewage soil tool
applience cliff dwell heart OHP shadow sound vacuum
ash coal earth iron oil sheet species weapon
bat coast earthquake lens pipe shell staff well
belt coat emergency lever plant shield steam wheel
blind compound flood liver prey shore steel wing
body concrete fuel lorry ray shuttle stone wire
bone copper funds lung rent sick storm wrist
brain crew giant magnet rubber sight stream
breast crop gold mankind sale silver string
cell customer goods needle salt skin surgeon
channel dam grant nest sand smell surgery
chemical disease grid nitrogen screen snake tail
chemistry dust hardware noise sensor software tank

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