Lesson 172 — Academic Word List: Lesson 22

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. an area of activity, interest, or knowledge over which someone has control or influence.
b. to change the shape, appearance, or sound of something so that it is strange or unclear.
c. clearly different or separate from others.
d. relating to the running of a home or to family relations.
e. a preliminary version of a piece of writing.
f. showing a great deal of variety; very different.
g. to give things out to several people or places.
h. a piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence.
i. to have power and influence over others.
j. to get rid of something or deal with it in a particular way.


  1. distort
  2. document
  3. dispose
  4. distinct
  5. domain
  6. draft
  7. domestic
  8. dominate
  9. diverse
  10. distribute

Correct matches:

  1. b
  2. h
  3. j
  4. c
  5. a
  6. e
  7. d
  8. i
  9. f
  10. g

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The company will dispose of their old equipment in an environmentally friendly manner.
  2. Her ideas on the subject were quite distinct from those of her colleagues.
  3. The media often distort information to fit their own agenda.
  4. It is important to distribute resources evenly among all members of the community.
  5. The team is made up of diverse individuals from various backgrounds.
  6. Please make sure to carefully document all research findings for future reference.
  7. Science and technology are part of the same domain of knowledge.
  8. The political leader focused on domestic policies during his speech.
  9. The defending champions continue to dominate the competition year after year.
  10. The first draft of the novel required significant editing before publication.

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