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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Recognize v. to know - remember - and accept the existence of something

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

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

4. Poisonous adj. harmful; capable of being fatal

5. Colonize v. to establish a home; to resolve a disagreement

6. Collect v. to collect

7. Average a. of average quality; not good or bad n

8. V. to give up control syn. abdicate

9. Baffling adj. not easily understood or figured out

10. Sufficient adj. more than enough

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

12. Hypothetically adv. according to a reasoned - but not proven - point of view

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

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

15. Obtain v. to gain or come to possess

16. Dependably av. in a trusted way n2 v a2

17. Deliberately adv. with define purpose and planning n

18. Apex n. the highest point

19. Senseless adj. done without thought or consideration

20. Unclear adj. not clear; ambiguous

21. Regularly a.occuring at specific - determind period of time

22. Thriving dj. successful - wealthy

23. Humor n. a joke; a funny story

24. Exhibit v. to show; reveal

25. N. the act of disagreeing; not giving approval syn. objection

26. Stimulate v. to promote growth or development

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

28. Adj. acclaimed; well-known and popular syn. renowned

29. Adj. something from a long time ago; very old syn. old

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

31. Inappropriately adv. not following established rules; not desirable

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

33. Apparent adj. easy to see - usually because of some proof

34. Switch n. a change in position or direction

35. Strange adj. unusual

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

37. Original a.sth unusual - uncommon; new

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

39. Ancient a. very old - old-fashioned - no longer used

40. Adj. quick; without warning syn. sudden

41. Inconsistent adj. no regular pattern in thiinkiing ar movement; changeable without reason

42. Incorporate v. to become a part of

43. Assist v. to be useful or helpful

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

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

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

47. Diversion n. something that holds interest and is enjoyable

48. Basic adj. simple; not complex

49. Role n. the normal purpose of something

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