It’s not easy trying to write an essay in a language that is not your native tongue. If you’re planning on studying abroad in an English-speaking country, you’re going to have to get used to completing assignments in English. When writing an essay, you’ll use different terminology than you would if you were speaking with your friends or your classmates. We’ve put together a list of some of the most impressive words you can include in your essay writing in English. Take a look and see how many you can use.
A term used by academics. Put this word at the beginning of a sentence and no one will ever question whether your point is correct or not. It is a way to let people know you are 100% sure of what you are saying.
Example: Indeed, Shakespeare was one of the most famous writers of his time.
For every argument you make in an essay, the opposite arguments must also be made so you can prove that your side of the argument is more correct. This is where the word nonetheless comes in. It says that in spite of the opposite argument, the point of your essay is still valid.
Example: Their donation was quite small. Nonetheless, it was for a worthy cause.
Short, but elegant. This means “as a result of,” or “due to this.” Thus is a great word that can be used to begin your concluding sentence.
Example: I crossed the finish line first, thus becoming the winner.
This word is perfect for combining ideas; furthermore lets people know that you are adding more information to a sentence without sounding too boring about it.
Example: Paris is a great place to visit because of its scenery. Furthermore, it has beautiful summers.”
An anomaly is something that stands out from the rest of your argument. If you have a series of results, or a list of objects, and a particular result does not fit in with the rest, then this is an anomaly.
Example: All of the results fit my theory, except for one anomaly, which appears to disagree.
The “must-have” word of any academic essay. If your essay has an argument, how did you get to it? Whether you read a few books, or conducted an extensive set of interviews and studies, the way you form your argument sounds instantly smarter by calling it your methodology.
Example: The methodology I used for this essay was complicated yet revealing.
To agree with, or to be of the same opinion. This can be very useful in an essay when going through the opinions of other researchers and/or academics.
Example: A selection of academics concur that the results show and increase in city pollution.
Have any other words that didn’t make our list? Share them in the comment section below!
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a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
a rough and bitter manner
an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
radically new or original
relating to an elaborately ornamented style of art and music
not counterfeit or copied
work of little or no value done merely to look busy
being of the property-owning class
a swaggering show of courage
a thick and heavy shoe
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
complete freedom or authority to act
capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others
the experience of thinking a new situation already occurred
a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
an amateur engaging in an activity without serious intention
in disarray; extremely disorderly
enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
the feeling of being bored by something tedious
a standard or typical example
steadiness of mind under stress
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one
an irreversible accomplishment
giving careful attention to detail
a socially awkward or tactless act
a complete failure or collapse
achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals
artfully persuasive in speech
temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
something indicating the approach of something or someone
someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
peculiar to the individual
charmingly simple and serene
slightly indecent, offensive, or improper
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
excessively garish or sentimental art
any long and tedious address or recital
glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
of or relating to amoral or conniving political principles
a general feeling of discomfort, uneasiness, or depression
avoid responsibilities and duties
literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism
effusively or insincerely emotional
a person hired to fight for another country than their own
a conservative advocating only minor reforms in government
an incorrect or unsuitable name
someone who is excessively self-centered
the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
the state of being disregarded or forgotten
look at with amorous intentions
intended to attract notice and impress others
expel from a community or group
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
a statement that contradicts itself
easily irritated or annoyed
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
characterized by exceptionally early development
something for something
representing the perfect example of a class or quality
diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
take delight in
study of the technique for using language effectively
having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
a symbol of disgrace or infamy
seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
having a sophisticated charm
someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage
a total abstainer
a private conversation between two people
a speech of violent denunciation
a secret rendezvous, especially between lovers
being present everywhere at once
not returned in kind
incapable of being defended or justified
experienced at secondhand
a long flag; often tapering
a valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive
marked by active interest and enthusiasm