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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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

2. Stimulate v. to promote growth or development

3. Complex adj. something with a large number of parts; full of details

4. Insignificant a. hardly noticeable; scarcelt detectable; to ignore; to give little attention n2 a3 av

5. Quality n. the standard of; the degree of goodness

6. Disregard v. to ignore or neglect a

7. Resistance n. the state of acting against; not being in agreement v a2

8. Adj. needing careful treatment; sensitive - easily broken syn. fragile

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

10. Conscientiously adj. done with persistence and hard work; with attention to details

11. Remarkable adj. deserving positive recognition or attention

12. Meaningless adj. not important; of little value

13. Precise adj. careful and exact

14. Hasten v. to go faster

15. Irritating adj. making worse; annoying

16. Methodically adv. done according to a plan a

17. Selection n. a variety

18. Image n. a picture or element cast back

19. Accelerate v. to cause to go faster; move forward more quickly n a av

20. Adj. attractive or interesting syn. alluring

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

22. Incorrect a. having errors n

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

24. Distribution n. a share; a part set aside for a special purpose; an assignment of portions v a

25. Fast a. quick n

26. Enduring adj. forever; without end

27. Disappear v. to vanish

28. Intensify v. to cause to become greater n a

29. Adj. of great importance; full of life syn. indispensable

30. Incorporate v. to become a part of

31. Complex a. having many parts; finely detailed n av

32. Disturb v. to shake or move; to cause worry

33. Baffling adj. not easily understood or figured out

34. Deteriorate v. to wear away; disappear slowly

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

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

37. Colorless adj. lacking color; unintenteresting - boring

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

39. Cherished adj. having much monetary or sentimental value; beautiful

40. V. to change a belief or behavior by argument or reason syn. convince

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

42. Obtain v. to gain or come to possess

43. Depict v. to represent; to act n

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

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

46. Crest n. the top of a mountain range; a raised part of any surface

47. Poisonous adj. harmful; capable of being fatal

48. Insight n. knowledge and understanding

49. Adv. no one else; nothing else; not shared syn. restrictively

50. Attract v. to make efforts to attain or gain something