Lesson 174 — Academic Word List: Lesson 24

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. to ensure compliance with a rule, law, or regulation through authority or force.
b. the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.
c. to make certain that something will occur or be done.
d. a thing with distinct and independent existence.
e. the capacity to do work or produce heat.
f. to come across or meet someone or something unexpectedly.
g. extremely large in size, amount, or extent.
h. to consider two things to be equal or equivalent.
i. to make possible or provide the means for something to happen.
j. to improve or increase the quality, value, or attractiveness of something.


  1. enormous
  2. enable
  3. enforce
  4. energy
  5. ensure
  6. entity
  7. enhance
  8. environment
  9. encounter
  10. equate

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The new software will enable us to complete tasks more efficiently.
  2. During my travels, I encountered a colleague from a previous job unexpectedly.
  3. Renewable energy sources are vital for sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.
  4. It is crucial to enforce traffic laws to ensure the safety of all motorists.
  5. Regular exercise can help enhance both physical and mental well-being.
  6. After winning the lottery, he suddenly had an enormous amount of money at his disposal.
  7. The company has strict quality control measures in place to ensure customer satisfaction.
  8. A corporation is a legal entity separate from its owners, with its own rights and responsibilities.
  9. Climate change is a pressing issue that requires immediate action to protect our environment.
  10. It is unfair to equate intelligence solely with academic achievement.

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