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TOEFL Essential Vocab

Subjects : toefl, english, vocabulary
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1. Convenience n. something that makes life easier or more enjoyable






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






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






4. Authentic adj. reasonable - lawful






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






6. Emphasize v. to highlight - to give more importance to






7. Adj. nonstop - continual - or never-ending syn. constant






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






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






10. Produce v. to cause something new to exist; to create






11. Firmly adv. being fixed in place; close; leaving no freedom






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






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






14. Adj. allowable or satisfactory syn. permissible






15. Adj. of unclear meaning; something that can be understood in more than one way syn. vague






16. Predictive a. correctly telling about future events n2 v av






17. N. enthusiastic approval; applause syn. praise






18. Adj. very surprising syn. astonishing






19. Response n. a reply; a change that occurs when substances are mixed






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






21. Prove v. to make certain; give support






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






23. Rich adj. able to produce abundantly






24. Prominence n. fame






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






26. Ancient a. very old - old-fashioned - no longer used






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






28. Rarely adj. almost never






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






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






31. Growth n. the act of making larger v a






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






33. Adv. being in existence - real or factual syn. truly






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






35. Huge adj. very much; very large






36. N. an ability - happening - or opportunity that has not occured or been developed syn. possibility






37. Elated a. to be satisfied; very happy n a






38. Neglect v. to leave out - not include n a






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






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






41. Surround v. to make a circle around






42. Initiate v. to cause something to begin






43. Uncomplicated adj. easy to understand; simple; honest






44. Gather n. the act of collecting a crop; the crops gathered






45. Appropriately adv. having a tendency to do something; likely






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






47. Ridiculous a. clearly false - without reason n av






48. Adv. having no order or pattern; by chance syn. arbitrarily; carelessly






49. Deliberately adv. with define purpose and planning n






50. Idle a. not moving; not involved n2