Lesson 176 — Academic Word List: Lesson 26

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. to increase in size, volume, or scope; to grow larger.
b. clearly stated or expressed; leaving no room for doubt or confusion.
c. to leave out or reject something or someone from consideration.
d. to show or display something for others to see.
e. a person who has a high level of skill or knowledge in a particular subject.
f. happening at some point in the future, but not necessarily soon.
g. easily seen or understood; obvious.
h. to go beyond a certain limit or boundary; to surpass.
i. to take advantage of something or someone for personal gain.
j. to develop gradually over time; to undergo change.


  1. expand
  2. evolve
  3. exhibit
  4. exclude
  5. exploit
  6. eventual
  7. expert
  8. exceed
  9. evident
  10. explicit

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. It is inevitable that the eventual outcome of this project will be successful.
  2. The results are evident, proving our theory to be accurate.
  3. Over time, technology will continue to evolve and advance rapidly.
  4. The company’s profits exceed all expectations this quarter.
  5. We must exclude any bias when conducting this research study.
  6. The museum will exhibit rare artifacts from ancient civilizations next month.
  7. The business plans to expand into international markets within the next year.
  8. She is considered an expert in her field of astrophysics.
  9. The instructions were explicit, leaving no room for confusion.
  10. It is important not to exploit natural resources for short-term gain.

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