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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Methodically adv. done according to a plan a

2. V. to have the same opinion or draw the same conclusion syn. agree

3. V. to change a belief or behavior by argument or reason syn. convince

4. Complex a. having many parts; finely detailed n av

5. Component n. a part of the whole; environmrnt

6. Calm a. quiet - not easy upset

7. Predictive a. correctly telling about future events n2 v av

8. Concrete adj. real; that which can be felt

9. Beginning n. in the beginning stages of development n a

10. Colonize v. to establish a home; to resolve a disagreement

11. V. to suggest or plan to do something syn. suggest

12. Emphasize v. to highlight - to give more importance to

13. Disappearing adj. going out of sight

14. Explain v. to make more easily understood; to make clear

15. Emphasize v. to emphasize the part of a greater whole

16. Poisonous adj. harmful; capable of being fatal

17. Establish v. to establish - start up

18. Exceptional a. worthy of mention; uncommon

19. Simulate v. to pretend; make believe

20. Adj. difficult or painful to experience; not able to accept different ways of thought or behavior syn. unbearable

21. Assist v. to be useful or helpful

22. Oblige v. to make something happen by necessity or force a

23. Powerful a. very strong

24. Dispersed a. to be spread out or separated widely v

25. Sturdy adj. something that last a long time

26. Irritating adj. making worse; annoying

27. Wonder n. something that surprises or impresses

28. Objective a. with no preconceptions

29. Recognize v. to know - remember - and accept the existence of something

30. Collect v. to collect

31. Uncomplicated adj. easy to understand; simple; honest

32. Adv. no one else; nothing else; not shared syn. restrictively

33. Practical adj. easy to reach; near; suitable to one's needs

34. Thorough adj. far below the surface; complete understanding

35. Discriminating adj. carefully chosen

36. Adj. full of life - action - or power syn. vigorous

37. Display n. a show or exhibit

38. V. to prevent movement - progress - or success syn. block

39. Overwhelm v. to flood n

40. Polluted a. to make something impure by adding something dirty or a poisonous substance n v

41. Carry v. to move from one place to another

42. Hazardous adj. not safe - firm - or steady

43. Characteristic n. something that is thought to belong to a person or thing; a quality by which something is identified

44. Crest n. the top of a mountain range; a raised part of any surface

45. Idle a. not moving; not involved n2

46. Methods n. ways

47. Complex adj. something with a large number of parts; full of details

48. Outdated adv. being old fashioned; no longer in general use

49. Prove v. to make certain; give support

50. Bias n. an opinion formed in advance without experience or knowledge of something v a