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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