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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Surround v. to make a circle around






2. Circulate v. to cause to move in many different directions






3. Adj. continuing syn. current






4. Concept n. an idea - belief - or opinion






5. Appear v. to come into vieww - or existence






6. Retrieve v. to get back; to have something returned






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






8. Picturesque a. concerning pleasant natural surroundings n2 av






9. Arbitrary adj. not chosen carefully; unplanned






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






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






12. Calm a. quiet - not easy upset






13. Characteristic n. specific qualities that distinguish one from another






14. Sturdy adj. something that last a long time






15. Superficial adj. not far from top to bottom






16. Monotonous a. long and tiring n






17. Inactive adj. not growing or producing; asleep






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






19. V. to give up control syn. abdicate






20. V. to make a request syn. appeal






21. Debatable adj. something that causes disagreement or argument.






22. Emphasize v. to emphasize the part of a greater whole






23. N. the coming or appearance of something syn. arrival






24. V. to think about or prepare for something ahead of time syn. predict






25. Practical adj. easy to reach; near; suitable to one's needs






26. Detectable a. noticeable; easily seen n v av






27. Free v. to allow to come out; to give freedom






28. Adj. displeasing - objectionable - or bad syn. unfavorable






29. Strange adj. unusual






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






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






32. Remarkable adj. deserving positive recognition or attention






33. Survive v. to fight without surrender; to persist






34. Adv. can be seen syn. noticeably






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






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






37. V. to give back or bring back something; to return to the original condition syn. revitalize






38. Supposedly adv. reported - but not confirmed n v a






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






40. Secret a. to be said or written in recret n v






41. Annoying a. the state of being inside when not desired to be there by others n2 v av






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






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






44. Develop v. to grow; to go through a period of change






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






46. Disappear v. to vanish






47. Presumably adv. according to reports or hearsay; widely believed or accepted






48. Overwhelming a. difficult; causing worry or fear






49. Poisonous adj. harmful; capable of being fatal






50. Overwhelm v. to flood n