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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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

2. Weakening adj. weakening

3. Chief adj. the central or most important part

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

5. Quickly adv. showing sensitivity or quick thinking; showing a quick change in direction

6. Arrange v. to place into groups according to type

7. Stop v. to stop or discontinue

8. Absolutely adv. clearly true

9. V. to study something carefully; to separate into parts for study syn. examine

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

11. V. to follow established rules or patterns of behavior syn. adapt

12. Distribute v. to cause to move along a fixed path; to move freely

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

14. Adj. to be complementary or appropriate; a good match syn. compatible

15. Inherent a. being a primary part of something

16. Adj. difficult to understand or explain; having many parts syn. complicated

17. V. to suggest or plan to do something syn. suggest

18. V. to change or make different syn. modify

19. V. to give up control syn. abdicate

20. Brilliant adj. lively; powerful; full of action; bright

21. Ignorant adj. to be unaware of or forgetful

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

23. House n. where people live

24. Evidently adv. in a clear - easy-to-understand way

25. Instruct v. to give information or understanding to someone

26. Thrive v. growing at a fast pace

27. Old-fashioned a. too old to be presently useful; outmoded n

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

29. Adv. very; to an unusual degree syn. extremely

30. Deform v. to change from the original shape or condition - usually in an unnatural way

31. Surround v. to make a circle around

32. Dangerous adj. threatening or risky; harmful

33. Meticulous a. showing serious purpose; one who works carefully and with enthusiasm

34. Finally adv. to happen at some time in the future - usually gradually

35. Similar to a. alike in some way n

36. Sturdy adj. something that last a long time

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

38. Adj. weak in health or in body syn. fragile

39. Disorganized adj. being in complete disorder and confusion

40. Prep. ph. in addition to - alongside syn. along with

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

42. Require v. to have to do sth n a2 av

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

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

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

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

47. Communicate v. to tell - to show a connection between two things n2 a

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

49. Adj. continuous; refusing to give up; firm in action or decision syn. constant

50. Prominence n. fame