Lesson 194— Academic Word List: Lesson 44

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. a proportion or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100.
b. a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.
c. the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.
d. become aware of something through the senses, especially sight or hearing.
e. a length or portion of time.
f. continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action despite difficulty or opposition.
g. a distinct period or stage in a process of change or development.
h. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
i. relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
j. accepting or allowing what happens without active response or resistance.


  1. period
  2. perceive
  3. persist
  4. perspective
  5. physical
  6. percent
  7. phase
  8. passive
  9. phenomenon
  10. philosophy

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. The decision to stay passive was not well received by the team.
  2. Some people perceive art differently based on their cultural background.
  3. Only a small percent of the population has access to clean drinking water.
  4. The Renaissance period is known for its great advancements in art and literature.
  5. Despite facing numerous challenges, he continued to persist in his research.
  6. Looking at the issue from a historical perspective helps us understand its significance.
  7. The project is currently in the planning phase and will start implementation next month.
  8. The aurora borealis is a natural phenomenon that can be observed in the northern hemisphere.
  9. Eastern philosophy emphasizes the importance of living in harmony with nature.
  10. Regular exercise is essential for maintaining good physical health.

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