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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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

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

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

4. Expectedly adv. in a way that foretells future events

5. Grind v. to press together so as to completely distort the shape or nature of the object

6. Functional a. convenient or effective n

7. Inclined to a. likely to do something

8. Free v. to allow to come out; to give freedom

9. Adj. quick; without warning syn. sudden

10. Grow v. to plan and raise a crop; to encourage growth of a relationship or friendship

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

12. Imposing adj. causing admiration because of an object's importance - size - or quality

13. Cover v. the length of time or distance from one limit to the other; to cross

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

15. Phenomenal adj. unusual in a positive way

16. Similar to a. alike in some way n

17. Critical adj. of great importance; extremely necessary

18. Invent v. to make up - usually with an intent to fool or trick; to lie n a

19. Thrive v. growing at a fast pace

20. V. to alert someone of danger - warn someone to take care or pay attention to something syn. warn

21. V. to make a request syn. appeal

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

23. Biased a. strongly supporting a group or point of view

24. Overwhelming a. difficult; causing worry or fear

25. Surround v. to make a circle around

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

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

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

29. Alter v. to change from one form or state to another

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

31. Prove v. to make certain; give support

32. Adj. displeasing - objectionable - or bad syn. unfavorable

33. Consume v. to use up; to reduce greatly

34. Impose v. to state demands with the power to enforce

35. V. to think about or prepare for something ahead of time syn. predict

36. Remarkable adj. drawing special attention to

37. Fast a. quick n

38. Energetic a. showing good health; in good shape n

39. Adj. able to move in a quick and easy way syn. nimble

40. Unaware adj. unable to see or understand; to conceal; showing poor judgment or understanding

41. Hazardous adj. not safe - firm - or steady

42. Possible a. able to be done a av

43. Consistent adj. every part being the same

44. Definite adj. clearly noticed; different

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

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

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

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

49. Collect v. to collect

50. Appear v. to come into vieww - or existence