Mots utiles

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To indicate more information

  • Besides – Making an additional point; anyway
  • Furthermore
  • In addition
  • Moreover
  • Likewise
  • Indeed – In truth
  • In fact
  • Also
  • As well
  • Foremost – Ranking above all others; Preceding all others in spatial position
  • First, Second, Third, Finally
  • Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly

To indicate an example

  • For example
  • For instance
  • In particular
  • Particularly – Specifically or especially distinguished from others
  • Specifically
  • To illustrate
  • To demonstrate

To indicate a cause or reason

  • Since
  • Because
  • Because of
  • Due to
  • For
  • For the reason that
  • As
  • Inasmuch as – Since
  • Whereby – As a result of which, By which, « the means whereby we achieved our goal »

To indicate a result or an effect

  • Accordingly – because of the reason given
  • Consequently
  • Hence
  • So
  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • Thusly – In the way indicated
  • Thence – From that fact or reason or as a result
  • Therefrom – From that circumstance or source
  • Thereof – Of or concerning this or that, From that circumstance or source
  • Corollary – A practical consequence that follows naturally, « blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love »

To conclude

  • For the aforementioned reasons
  • For the aforementioned reasons, there is no doubt that
  • To sum up the foregoing,
  • Given these facts
  • In conclusion
  • In closing
  • To conclude

To express an opinion

  • In all due fairness
  • With good judgment, (one/we may)

To describe or make

  • vivid
  • portray
  • depict
  • exhibit
  • illustrate
  • expose
  • present
  • paint a portrait
  • limn – Trace the shape of, make a portrait of
  • delineate
  • represent
  • demonstrate
  • constitute – Form or compose
  • embodied – (adj) Expressed by
  • embody – (v) Represent or express in tangible form
  • embodiment

To prove

  • manifest – Provide evidence for; stand as proof of
  • attest – Provide evidence for
  • testify – Provide evidence for
  • certify – Provide evidence for
  • endorse, indorse – Give support or one’s approval to
  • shew – Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
  • establish
  • instance – (v) Clarify by giving an example of
  • exemplify – (v) Clarify by giving an example of

To compare or contrast

  • Whereas
  • In comparison
  • In contrast
  • However
  • Although
  • On the other hand
  • Likewise
  • Similarly
  • But
  • Yet
  • Withal – Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
  • Withal – Together with this
  • Nevertheless – Despite anything to the contrary
  • Nonetheless – Despite anything to the contrary
  • Notwithstanding – Despite anything to the contrary
  • Even so – Despite anything to the contrary
  • All the same – Despite anything to the contrary

To indicate time

  • After
  • Before
  • Currently
  • During
  • Eventually
  • Finally
  • First, Second, etc.
  • Formerly
  • Immediately
  • Initially
  • Lastly
  • Later
  • Meanwhile
  • Next
  • Once
  • Previously
  • Simultaneously
  • Soon
  • Subsequently
  • Subsequent – Following in time and order
  • Hitherto, Heretofore – Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time, “The sun hasn’t rose hitherto.”
  • In due time
  • Henceforth

 

 

To indicate certainty

  • Truly
  • Sincerely
  • Genuinely
  • Surely
  • Rightfully
  • Absolutely
  • Indubitably
  • Certainly
  • Without doubt
  • Needless to say

To indicate doubt

  • Most likely
  • More likely
  • Possibly
  • Probably
  • Dubitable – Open to doubt or suspicion
  • Dubious – Distressed with uncertainty or doubt

To summarize

  • Overall
  • To summarize
  • In summary
  • To sum up
  • Paraphrased
  • Briefly
  • In brief
  • Summing up
  • To put it briefly
  • précis – A sketchy summary, Make a summary (of)
  • synopsis – A sketchy summary
  • apercu – A short synopsis

To provide a condition

  • provision, proviso – A stipulated condition
  • stipulate – Specify as a condition or requirement in a contract
  • given
  • if
  • whether
  • whenever
  • when
  • while

 

 

To express positive words

  • magnificent
  • grandeur – The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand, the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct
  • magnanimous – The quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct
  • fantastic
  • fantastical
  • phenomenal
  • wonderful
  • extraordinary
  • marvelous
  • superb
  • good
  • fine
  • great
  • avid – Emotionally desirable
  • avid ambition to succeed
  • excellent
  • spectacular
  • prodigious
  • grand
  • brilliant
  • glorious – Bringing great happiness and thankfulness
  • illustrious – Widely known and esteemed
  • notable – Worthy of notice
  • respected
  • impressive
  • splendid
  • splendiferous – Having great beauty and splendor
  • resplendent – Having great beauty and splendor, Richly and brilliantly colorful
  • flamboyant – Elaborately or excessively ornamented, Richly and brilliantly colorful
  • redoubtable – Having or worthy of pride
  • formidable – Extremely impressive in strength or excellence
  • prowess
  • superior
  • terrific
  • tremendous
  • wondrous – Extraordinarily good
  • wonderful
  • sublime – Inspiring awe, Lifted up or set high
  • flair – natural talent
  • knack – A special way of doing something
  • outshine – Attract more attention and praise than others
  • paramount – Having superior power and influence
  • predominant,  preponderating, prevailing

To show intelligence

  • profound
  • shrewd – hardheaded (practical experience and observation) intelligence
  • astute
  • acumen – Shrewdness shown by keen insight
  • insightful
  • savvy – The cognitive condition of someone who understands
  • cognition – The psychological result of perception, learning and reasoning
  • genius
  • smart
  • sharp
  • keen
  • mastermind
  • Einstein – Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
  • work of art
  • fine art
  • maven – Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • mavin – Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • adept – Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • whiz – Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • wizard – Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

To intensify

  • incredibly
  • exceedingly
  • toppingly – extremely well
  • extremely
  • extraordinarily
  • truly
  • really
  • very
  • utterly – Completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers, With sublimity; in a sublime manner
  • absolutely
  • perfectly
  • sublimely
  • dramatically
  • sheer – (adj.) Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as an intensifier; (adv.) Directly « he fell sheer into the water »

 

Said

  • enounced, enunciated – Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
  • pronounced – Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
  • articulated – Express or state clearly
  • vocalized – Express or state clearly
  • posited – Put firmly
  • stated
  • expressed
  • reported
  • alleged – Declared but not proved
  • averred – Report or maintain, To declare or affirm in a grave manner and formally as true
  • affirmed, asserted
  • wrote
  • composed
  • indited – Produce a literary work
  • penned – Produce a literary work
  • spelt – Indicate or signify
  • voiced, sounded – Give voice to
  • demean – Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

Noted (said)

  • remarked
  • denoted – Be a sign or indication of, « Her smile denoted that she agreed »
  • observed
  • commented
  • mentioned
  • referred
  • announced
  • noticed

Precisely

  • explicitly
  • accurately
  • expressly
  • exactly
  • incisively

Numerous

  • innumerable
  • many
  • various
  • several
  • diverse
  • umpteen
  • umteen
  • myriad (noun and adj.)

Praise

  • extol – (v) Praise, glorify, or honor
  • exalt
  • glorify
  • laud
  • proclaim
  • revere
  • idolize
  • worship
  • venerate

Call Forth

  • evoke – Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • arouse – Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • elicit – Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • enkindle – Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • provoke – Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • inflame – Arouse or excite feelings and passions
  • awake – Stop sleeping
  • conjure – Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
  • invoke – Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
  • summon – Gather or bring together
  • instill – deposit gradually

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4 réflexions sur “Mots utiles

  1. ms dit :

    Bonjour,
    Je suis en classe de 1èreES, et j’aimerai donc passer le concours de SciencePO l’an prochain, cependant mon niveau d’anglais est…NUL! Je me suis renseigné auprès de divers organismes pour effectuer un séjour linguistique cet été afin d’améliorer mon niveau, cependant les prix sont exorbitant, du moin pour ma famille. Pour améliorer mon niveau d’anglais je tente de lire de articles de presse en anglais, de regarder des films en anglais,…mais ce n’est pas facile de trouver le temps: Avez-vous des conseils?

    • Aide & Conseils - Sciences Po Paris dit :

      J’ai constitué cette liste quand je révisais le bac, en 2012 donc, en m’inspirant de mes cours, et de divers sites de révision, peut être celui là, et si c’est le cas nous en sommes désolés ! Cette page a probablement repris plusieurs listes antérieures que j’ai repris également.
      Mais vu la ressemblance entre les deux, nous allons effectivement mettre un lien vers la page pour éviter toute contrariété. Merci de l’avoir signalé !

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