Which do you think is the more usual word and which is more academic? Create two lists and discuss with your tutor.
Demonstrate = show
See = perceive
Add = append
Think up = conceive
meet = convene
Go against = contradict
Make useless = Negate
Be a sign for = denote
To live = To reside
Trigger = Cause
notwithstanding = despite this
Use = utilise
Similarly = likewise
The opposite = the converse
Somewhat = rather
Crucial = very important
By which = whereby
In this way = thereby
Agreements – match the following
I concur with you. Let’s do that!
That’s a surprise, your view coincides with mine.
I’m in accord with the decision. Let’s do it!
I approve of the decision. Let’s do it!
They tried to conform with society’s unwritten rules.
You must conform to the written law of this country, if you want to stay out of prison.
Disagreements – match the following
to divide into two
There was apparently large dissent in London on the decision to leave Europe.
Twitter is full of discord
The class was split into two over the issue of payment
There was a growing rift in the class over the issue of payment
There was a clear division in the class over the issue of payment
I concede that the mark is too high
We made some concessions on the specification, we will use plastic instead of metal, which we don’t really want.
I think it’s a good idea to exercise some discretion because the client is very sensitive about their country’s economy.
Let’s agree to differ and just move on.
I hope we can reach a compromise on the costs and sign the contract
Don’t worry about the mini bar, that’s complimentary, at our discretion.
*references / sources: Cambridge Advanced Vocabulary in Use