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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Steady a. having good quality - being well made; firm; not a gas or liquid n v

2. Prominence n. fame

3. Indisputable adj. clearly able to be determined

4. Evade v. to escape in a tricky way

5. Unavoidable a. sth that cannot be prevented from happening n av

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

7. Dangerous adj. very risky - unsafe

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

9. Freely av. willingly; easily

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

11. Adj. following accepted rules or standards syn. traditional

12. Beginning n. in the beginning stages of development n a

13. Ignore v. to pay no attention

14. Dangerous adj. very serious or unsafe; finding fault

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

16. Consistent adj. every part being the same

17. Retain v. to catch and hold onto - usually by trickery; deceived

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

19. Boost v. to encourage or advertise; to elevate in rank or grade

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

21. Objective adj. showing no favoritism; being fair or just

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

23. V. to cause a conflict or argument syn. initiate

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

25. Confront v. to be in the presence of and oppose

26. Switch n. a change in position or direction

27. Exceptional adj. excellent quality; above all the rest

28. Renew v. to restore to life or bring back into memory

29. Different adj. various; distinct from others

30. Inactive adj. not growing or producing; asleep

31. Remarkable adj. drawing special attention to

32. Inclined to a. likely to do something

33. Thriving a. active and growing; healthy v

34. Adj. causing confusion and interruption syn. disturbing

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

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

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

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

39. Selection n. a variety

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

41. Adj. producing a desired result based on truths or fact syn. convincing

42. Strange a. unusual; uncommon n av

43. Adj. continuing syn. current

44. V. to throw off naturally; to give out syn. discard

45. Idle a. not moving; not involved n2

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

47. V. to send out; give off syn. release

48. Extensive adj. found everywhere

49. Decrease v. to move from good to bad - or from much little to little - to refuse

50. Adj. strong enough to recover from difficulty or disease syn. tenacious