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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Apparent adj. easy to see - usually because of some proof

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

3. Generate v. to initiate - cause or start

4. Obtain v. to gain or come to possess

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

6. Shortage n. a need for; an insufficient amount

7. Adj. full of life - action - or power syn. vigorous

8. Protected a. protected from harmful elements; isolated from reality n=v

9. Huge adj. very much; very large

10. V. to confuse to a point at which no progress can be made syn. puzzle

11. V. to interest greatly syn. fascinate

12. Reflect v. to show - as in a mirror

13. Story n. a report of an event; money kept in a bank; a statement of something used or received - usually a financial report n2 v a

14. Objective a. with no preconceptions

15. Colonize v. to establish a home; to resolve a disagreement

16. Appeal n. a special quality that endears other people to the person who has this quality

17. Adj. acclaimed; well-known and popular syn. renowned

18. Idle a. not moving; not involved n2

19. Manage v. to deal with or control

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

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

22. Combination n. the mixing of separate things to form a whole

23. Deplete v. to use completely; to expend all energy; very thorough

24. Polluted a. to make something impure by adding something dirty or a poisonous substance n v

25. Essential adj. a primary or basic element

26. Thoroughly adv. completely

27. Selection n. a variety

28. Achievement n. a victory; a success v=n a2

29. Switch n. a change in position or direction

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

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

32. Dry adj. being of little rain or water

33. Enduring adj. forever; without end

34. Summarized adj. made smaller; shortened; merged

35. Foreign sales n. products sold abroad

36. Adj. causing confusion and interruption syn. disturbing

37. V. to make pure; to improve syn. perfect (verb)

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

39. Adj. not easy to bend; firm; inflexible syn. stiff

40. Adj. value in doing something syn. rewarding

41. Trigger v. to cause or produce negative behavior

42. Diverse adj. to select or represent something chosen from many sources or places

43. Similar to a. alike in some way n

44. Powerful a. very strong

45. Discriminating adj. carefully chosen

46. V. to throw off naturally; to give out syn. discard

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

48. Moderate a. very small; in form - but not in substance

49. Inclined to a. likely to do something

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