Headwords of the Academic Word List
This list contains the head
words of the families in the Academic Word List. The numbers indicate
the sublist of the Academic Word List. For example, abandon and
its family members are in Sublist 8 of the Academic Word List.
Sublist 1 contains the most common words in the AWL.
Sublist 2 contains the next most common words, and so on.
There are 60 families in each sublist, except for sublist 10 which has 30.
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