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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Indisputable adj. clearly able to be determined

2. Emotional adj. something that captures the imagination; exciting

3. Capriciously adv. acting without thinking

4. Authentic adj. reasonable - lawful

5. Survey n. questionnaire; a vote of public opinion n2

6. Powerful a. very strong

7. Growth n. the act of making larger v a

8. V. to give up control syn. abdicate

9. Events n. natural events or facts; strange or notable n pl a

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

11. Ridiculous a. clearly false - without reason n av

12. Steady a. having good quality - being well made; firm; not a gas or liquid n v

13. Conj. in spite of the fact - regardless of the fact syn. although

14. Accelerate v. to cause to go faster; move forward more quickly n a av

15. Evade v. to escape in a tricky way

16. Adj. able to move in a quick and easy way syn. nimble

17. Preserve v. to support; to keep in good condition n

18. Unavoidable a. sth that cannot be prevented from happening n av

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

20. Picturesque a. concerning pleasant natural surroundings n2 av

21. Evidently adv. in a clear - easy-to-understand way

22. Adv. very; to an unusual degree syn. extremely

23. Dependably adv. without changing; keeping the same principles - ideas - or quality

24. Consistent adj. every part being the same

25. Adj. attractive or interesting syn. alluring

26. Confront v. to be in the presence of and oppose

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

28. Conquer v. to defeat - fight with success; to take control of an individual

29. Intensify v. to cause to become greater n a

30. Average a. of average quality; not good or bad n

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

32. Creative a. something newly introduced; creative

33. Significantly adv. in a deep way; showing deep knowledge of a subject

34. Adj. odd or strange; eager to learn syn. peculiar

35. Fragment n. a very small piece of something

36. Dependably av. in a trusted way n2 v a2

37. Summarized adj. made smaller; shortened; merged

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

39. Unclear adj. not clear; ambiguous

40. Finally adv. to happen at some time in the future - usually gradually

41. Excessive a. a large amount or quantity; more than reasonable

42. Imposing adj. causing admiration because of an object's importance - size - or quality

43. Hide v. to prevent from being seen or discovered

44. Afterwards adv. following; coming after something

45. Phenomenal adj. unusual in a positive way

46. Unhealthy adj. something that cause pain or damage

47. Conceal v. to hide the usual appearance of something (n=v) a

48. Elements n. things combined to make something; the contents of something

49. Adj. extremely large syn. massive

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