Lesson 191— Academic Word List: Lesson 41

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. not favoring any side or position in a dispute or conflict.
b. conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.
c. in spite of that; nevertheless.
d. a standard or pattern regarded as typical or usual.
e. in spite of that; however.
f. in spite of; despite.
g. based on facts rather than feelings or opinions; unbiased.
h. relating to the nucleus of an atom or involving atomic energy.
i. to acquire or get possession of something.
j. a belief or idea.


  1. norm
  2. normal
  3. nonetheless
  4. nevertheless
  5. obtain
  6. objective
  7. notion
  8. neutral
  9. notwithstanding
  10. nuclear

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. Despite their differences, the mediator remained neutral during the negotiation process.
  2. She knew it would be a challenge; nevertheless, she was determined to succeed.
  3. In our society, the norm is to shake hands when meeting someone for the first time.
  4. It’s normal to feel nervous before giving a presentation in front of a large audience.
  5. The notion that money can buy happiness is often debated among scholars.
  6. I was exhausted; notwithstanding, I managed to finish my work before the deadline.
  7. The country decided to invest in nuclear energy as a way to reduce carbon emissions.
  8. The company set clear and objective goals for the upcoming quarter.
  9. It took her years of hard work to obtain her medical degree.
  10. The weather was cold; nonetheless, they decided to go for a hike in the mountains.

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