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Construct – AWL word of the day

Today’s word from list 2 of the academic word list is:




  • the forms of this word you are going to need include: construct, reconstruct, construction and constructive
  • one meaning is of course as a synonym for “build” so we have construction “workers”, “sites” and “industry”
  • the adjective “constructive” is often found describing “criticism” and “advice”
  • a much more academic meaning is to use “construct” as an idea/theory
  • “construction” also has a less common usage as “meaning/interpretation”


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