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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Freely av. willingly; easily

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

3. Conj. in spite of the fact - regardless of the fact syn. although

4. Switch n. a change in position or direction

5. Simulate v. to pretend; make believe

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

7. Image n. a picture or element cast back

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

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

10. Thrive v. growing at a fast pace

11. Disappearing adj. going out of sight

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

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

14. Meticulous a. showing serious purpose; one who works carefully and with enthusiasm

15. Adj. to be in a disordered - disturbed or unstable condition syn. chaotic

16. Concrete adj. real; that which can be felt

17. Inactive adj. not growing or producing; asleep

18. Evidently adv. in a clear - easy-to-understand way

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

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

21. Fast a. quick n

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

23. N. an invented story or idea syn. legend

24. Openly adv. in a way clearly seen; not done secretly

25. Pulse n. a regular pattern - usually in music a av

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

27. Supposedly adv. reported - but not confirmed n v a

28. V. to get the facts or withdraw out the truth syn. extract

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

30. Initiate v. to cause something to begin

31. Selection n. a variety

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

33. Overstate v. to make something more than what it is

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

35. Intense adj. extreme; harmful

36. Refuse v. to refuse

37. Communicate v. to tell - to show a connection between two things n2 a

38. Possible a. able to be done a av

39. Dispersed a. to be spread out or separated widely v

40. Methodically adv. done according to a plan a

41. Sturdy adj. something that last a long time

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

43. Assist v. to be useful or helpful

44. Adj. not easy to bend; firm; inflexible syn. stiff

45. Hasten v. to go faster

46. Remarkable adj. drawing special attention to

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

48. Secluded adj. kept separated from others

49. Presumably adv. according to reports or hearsay; widely believed or accepted

50. Dry adj. being of little rain or water