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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Overwhelm v. to flood n

2. Stimulate v. to promote growth or development

3. Major adj. primary or principal; having or exercising control over something

4. Functional a. convenient or effective n

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

6. Freely av. willingly; easily

7. Tremendous adj. very large

8. Exceptional adj. excellent quality; above all the rest

9. Bizarre a. strange and unpleasant; beyond accepted norms

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

11. Thriving dj. successful - wealthy

12. Shallow adj. simple; not deeep; near the surface

13. V. to get the facts or withdraw out the truth syn. extract

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 Outdated adv.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

15. Simplify v. to update; to make more efficient or concise

16. Engage v. to become completely occupied or involved

17. Superficial adj. not far from top to bottom

18. Indisputable adj. clearly able to be determined

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

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

21. Dangerous adj. very risky - unsafe

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

23. Phenomenal adj. unusual in a positive way

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

25. Alter v. to change in form or appearance

26. Marks n. a sign or object that represents something or somebody marks

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

28. Thoroughly adv. completely

29. Gain v. to gain or secure something

30. Adj. to be in a disordered - disturbed or unstable condition syn. chaotic

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

32. Conclude v. to finish; to reach a climax or the highest point

33. Apathetic adj. being uninterested or not caring about something

34. V. to remove - take out - or take back syn. extract

35. Constant a. firm - reliable - dependable n

36. Colorless adj. lacking color; unintenteresting - boring

37. Original a.sth unusual - uncommon; new

38. Adj. to be complementary or appropriate; a good match syn. compatible

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

40. V. to express or defend oneself strongly; to state positively syn. declare

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

42. Disappearing adj. going out of sight

43. Tiny adj. of little consequence; very small

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

45. Significant adj. important; strongly made; of value

46. Delete v. to remove - free oneself of something

47. Adj. attractive or interesting syn. alluring

48. Adj. following accepted rules or standards syn. traditional

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

50. Concisely adv. short - usually in time