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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Intense adj. extreme; harmful

2. Inappropriately adv. not following established rules; not desirable

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

4. Colorless adj. lacking color; unintenteresting - boring

5. Appropriate adj. appropriate; correct; convenient

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

7. V. to make it attractive to do something - usually something not good syn. entice

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

9. Immediately adv. happening immediately; in a short period of time n a

10. Disorganized adj. being in complete disorder and confusion

11. Adv. making something appear true or good when it is false or bad syn. misleadingly

12. Switch n. a change in position or direction

13. Strong adj. powerful - full of action

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

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

16. Remarkable adj. drawing special attention to

17. V. to make a request syn. appeal

18. Remark v. to say; relate in written form

19. Imitate v. to copy an action

20. Adj. allowable or satisfactory syn. permissible

21. Hypothetically adv. according to a reasoned - but not proven - point of view

22. Discriminating adj. carefully chosen

23. Diversion n. something that holds interest and is enjoyable

24. Adj. very surprising syn. astonishing

25. Methods n. ways

26. Erratic adj. not consistent; irregular

27. N. a recommendation syn. suggestion

28. Simulate v. to pretend; make believe

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

30. V. to hit one object against another with violent force; to be in opposition syn. crash

31. Resist v. to show little fear or regard for rules or established norms; to change

32. Humor n. a joke; a funny story

33. Probe n. a careful examination in order to determine facts n a

34. Incorrect a. having errors n

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

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

37. Remind v. to call up or produce memories or feelings; to cause to remember

38. Weakening adj. weakening

39. Thoroughly adv. completely

40. Freely av. willingly; easily

41. Disregard v. to ignore or neglect a

42. Selection n. a variety

43. Prove v. to make certain; give support

44. Objective a. with no preconceptions

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

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

47. Boost v. to encourage or advertise; to elevate in rank or grade

48. Adj. by itself; with no association syn. independent

49. Thriving dj. successful - wealthy

50. Color n. color