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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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

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

3. Diverse a. being of many different types n4 v a2 av

4. Adj. very surprising syn. astonishing

5. Carry v. to move from one place to another

6. Similar to a. alike in some way n

7. Demanded adj. needed for a specific purpose

8. Rarely adj. almost never

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

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

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

12. Adj. by itself; with no association syn. independent

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

14. Ineffective adj. not strong; incapable

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

16. Adj. nonstop - continual - or never-ending syn. constant

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

18. Summarized adj. made smaller; shortened; merged

19. Adj. to be the only one of a kind; special syn. rare

20. Discriminate v. to hear - see - or recognize differences

21. Combination n. the mixing of separate things to form a whole

22. Protected a. protected from harmful elements; isolated from reality n=v

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

24. Exhibit v. to show; reveal

25. Absolutely adv. clearly true

26. Wonder n. something that surprises or impresses

27. Flexible a. to be stretched - easily shaped

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

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

30. Adj. very intelligent - smart - clever syn. perceptive

31. House n. where people live

32. Arbitrary adj. not chosen carefully; unplanned

33. Attain v. to obtain something needed or useful; to increase to the amount of something

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

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

36. Bright adj. sending out in all directions - especially heat or light

37. Engage v. to become completely occupied or involved

38. Induce v. to cause something to happen; to do quickly; to be on time n av

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

40. Enduring adj. forever; without end

41. Incorporate v. to become a part of

42. Thriving dj. successful - wealthy

43. Excessive a. a large amount or quantity; more than reasonable

44. Diverse adj. to select or represent something chosen from many sources or places

45. Encounter v. to find or discover - usually by chance or mistake

46. Renowned adj. famous; having a high position

47. Thick adj. closely packed or crowded; difficult to see though

48. Remind v. to call up or produce memories or feelings; to cause to remember

49. Adj. extremely large syn. massive

50. Picturesque a. concerning pleasant natural surroundings n2 av