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TOEFL Essential Vocab

Subjects : toefl, english, vocabulary
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1. Freely av. willingly; easily






2. Defect n. a small sign of damage that makes an item imperfect






3. Adj. strong enough to recover from difficulty or disease syn. tenacious






4. Expectedly adv. in a way that foretells future events






5. Tiny adj. of little consequence; very small






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






7. Principal a. the most noticeable or powerful element n v av






8. Remote adj. something that cannot be reached or communicated with






9. Initiate v. to cause something to begin






10. Role n. the normal purpose of something






11. Collect v. to collect






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






13. Energetic a. showing good health; in good shape n






14. N. the act of disagreeing; not giving approval syn. objection






15. Persevere v. to last; to suffer pain






16. Vulnerable adj. to be subject to influence; capable of being affected by a person or thing






17. Cautiously adv. in a careful - polite manner a






18. Original a.sth unusual - uncommon; new






19. Require v. to have to do sth n a2 av






20. Observe v. to sense; to become aware of






21. Stimulate v. to promote growth or development






22. Aspect n. element or component






23. Adj. an action or decision made with little thought - order - or reason syn. haphazard






24. Medium adj. not too much - not too little






25. Baffling adj. not easily understood or figured out






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






27. Relate v. to tell a story; relate n3 a=n






28. Peacefulness n. calm; quietness






29. Faint adj. not bright or clear






30. Thoroughly adv. completely






31. Adj. producing a desired result based on truths or fact syn. convincing






32. House n. where people live






33. Clarify v. to understand the meaning of something






34. Around av. almost correct; not exact n v=a






35. Cherished adj. having much monetary or sentimental value; beautiful






36. Somewhat av. a part of the whole; incomplete a av2






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






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






39. Picturesque a. concerning pleasant natural surroundings n2 av






40. Ineffective adj. not strong; incapable






41. Alter v. to change in form or appearance






42. Distribute v. to cause to move along a fixed path; to move freely






43. Adj. of great importance; full of life syn. indispensable






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






45. Pulse n. a regular pattern - usually in music a av






46. Adj. modern - up-to-date - or (n.) person living at the same time as another person syn. current






47. Establish v. to set up or create an office; to place in a fixed position






48. Impose v. to state demands with the power to enforce






49. Apex n. the highest point






50. Dry adj. being of little rain or water