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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Support v. to express approval

2. Adv. being measured or judged by comparison syn. relatively

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

4. V. to cause a conflict or argument syn. initiate

5. V. to specify - name - or select to do to a task; to indicate syn. assign

6. N. something that may help one to be successful or to gain something syn. benefit

7. Humanitarian a. a feeling of love for people - usually resulting in financial aid to worthy causes n2

8. Deteriorate v. to wear away; disappear slowly

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

10. Crawl v. to move slowly and quietly close to the ground; to begin to happen

11. Brilliant adj. lively; powerful; full of action; bright

12. Satisfying adj. giving pleasure or a feeling of accomplishment; showing thanks

13. Methods n. ways

14. Alter v. to change in form or appearance

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

16. Noticeably adv. attracting attention

17. Remarkable adj. deserving positive recognition or attention

18. Adj. continuous; refusing to give up; firm in action or decision syn. constant

19. Communicate v. to tell - to show a connection between two things n2 a

20. Unaware adj. unable to see or understand; to conceal; showing poor judgment or understanding

21. Typically av. commonly - usually n2 v a

22. Phenomenal adj. unusual in a positive way

23. Shelter v. to give protection; to not express a desire or opinion - usually bad

24. Safety n. the feeling of freedom from danger - doubt - or worry

25. Consume v. to use up; to reduce greatly

26. Functional a. convenient or effective n

27. Erratic adj. not consistent; irregular

28. Reflect v. to show - as in a mirror

29. Launch v. to begin; to establish; to take decisive action without help n2 a

30. Primary adj. simple in structurre - easy to do

31. Deliberately adv. with define purpose and planning n

32. Economical a. able to be done - usually refers to something you can do without damage or loss v

33. Adj. very intelligent - smart - clever syn. perceptive

34. Persuade v. to make someone see things your way

35. Secluded adj. kept separated from others

36. Adj. something from a long time ago; very old syn. old

37. Decrease v. to move from good to bad - or from much little to little - to refuse

38. Adj. not fine or smooth; not delicate syn. rough

39. Diverse a. being of many different types n4 v a2 av

40. V. to increase in a positive way - such as in value - power - or beauty syn. strengthen

41. Miscalculated adj. guessed lower than the actual quality or quantity

42. Arrange v. to place into groups according to type

43. Unconvinced adj. to question the truthfulness of information presented as fact; to nott trust

44. V. to change or make different syn. modify

45. Adj. difficult to understand or explain; having many parts syn. complicated

46. Hesitatingly av. unwillingly n a

47. Constant a. firm - reliable - dependable n

48. V. to alert someone of danger - warn someone to take care or pay attention to something syn. warn

49. Recover v. to find and bring back n a

50. Hero n. a person or image that is loyally admired or respected