Lesson 200— Academic Word List: Lesson 50

Part 1: Watch the video 2-3 times

Part 2: Match the Words with their Definitions

a. to set free or let go, to allow something to escape or be liberated.
b. closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand, significant and applicable.
c. to take away or eliminate from a place or position, to extract or separate.
d. to live or dwell in a particular place, to have one’s permanent home in a specific location.
e. a feeling of hesitation or unwillingness to do something, resistance or opposition.
f. to depend on someone or something for support or assistance, to trust in the reliability of.
g. to find a solution to a problem or dispute, to decide firmly on a course of action.
h. to need or demand as necessary, to expect or mandate.
i. to make less tense or anxious, to unwind and calm down.
j. systematic investigation into a subject in order to discover facts or reach new conclusions, scholarly study or inquiry.


  1. relevant
  2. require
  3. remove
  4. reside
  5. resolve
  6. rely
  7. reluctance
  8. release
  9. research
  10. relax

Correct matches:

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

Part 3: Vocabulary in Context: Sentences

  1. After a long day at work, I like to relax by reading a good book.
  2. The company decided to release the new product earlier than planned.
  3. The data you collected is not relevant to the current research project.
  4. She couldn’t hide her reluctance when asked to speak in front of the audience.
  5. I rely on my morning coffee to wake me up and get me going for the day.
  6. Please remove your shoes before entering the house.
  7. The job posting listed the qualifications required for the position.
  8. He spent hours doing thorough research on the topic before writing his paper.
  9. Many retirees choose to reside in warmer climates during the winter months.
  10. The team worked together to resolve the issue before the deadline.

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