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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Color n. color






2. Inactive adj. not growing or producing; asleep






3. Logical a. well reasoned; ideas that are clearly presented n v av






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






5. Recover v. to find and bring back n a






6. Possible a. able to be done a av






7. Relinquish v. to give up; to have something taken away - usually by rule or regulation






8. V. to make it attractive to do something - usually something not good syn. entice






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






10. Adv. being measured or judged by comparison syn. relatively






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






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






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






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






15. Remote adj. something that cannot be reached or communicated with






16. Highlight v. to show that something is especiaally important or exeptionall






17. Repetitious adj. being excessive; showing unnecessary repetition






18. Vulnerable adj. to be subject to influence; capable of being affected by a person or thing






19. Display v. to show or demonstrate






20. Incorporate v. to become a part of






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






22. Sufficient adj. more than enough






23. Humanitarian a. a feeling of love for people - usually resulting in financial aid to worthy causes n2






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






25. Strange adj. unusual






26. Baffling adj. not easily understood or figured out






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






28. Simulate v. to pretend; make believe






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






30. Colorless adj. lacking color; unintenteresting - boring






31. Concisely adv. short - usually in time






32. Enormous adj. very large






33. Hardly adv. almost not






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






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






36. Emphasize v. to emphasize the part of a greater whole






37. Movement n. the state of changing one's position






38. V. to promote - help - or support syn. stimulate






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






40. Indisputable adj. clearly able to be determined






41. Strong adj. powerful - full of action






42. Polluted a. to make something impure by adding something dirty or a poisonous substance n v






43. Elements n. things combined to make something; the contents of something






44. Miscalculated adj. guessed lower than the actual quality or quantity






45. Resist v. to show little fear or regard for rules or established norms; to change






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






47. N. enthusiastic approval; applause syn. praise






48. Limited adj. of a certain amount; having an end; not infinite






49. Ridiculous a. clearly false - without reason n av






50. Specific adj. a certain way or thing; unusual; hard to please