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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Surround v. to make a circle around

2. Circulate v. to cause to move in many different directions

3. Adj. continuing syn. current

4. Concept n. an idea - belief - or opinion

5. Appear v. to come into vieww - or existence

6. Retrieve v. to get back; to have something returned

7. Satisfying adj. giving pleasure or a feeling of accomplishment; showing thanks

8. Picturesque a. concerning pleasant natural surroundings n2 av

9. Arbitrary adj. not chosen carefully; unplanned

10. V. to increase in a positive way - such as in value - power - or beauty syn. strengthen

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

12. Calm a. quiet - not easy upset

13. Characteristic n. specific qualities that distinguish one from another

14. Sturdy adj. something that last a long time

15. Superficial adj. not far from top to bottom

16. Monotonous a. long and tiring n

17. Inactive adj. not growing or producing; asleep

18. Conceal v. to hide the usual appearance of something (n=v) a

19. V. to give up control syn. abdicate

20. V. to make a request syn. appeal

21. Debatable adj. something that causes disagreement or argument.

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

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

24. V. to think about or prepare for something ahead of time syn. predict

25. Practical adj. easy to reach; near; suitable to one's needs

26. Detectable a. noticeable; easily seen n v av

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

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

29. Strange adj. unusual

30. Persuade v. to make someone see things your way

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

32. Remarkable adj. deserving positive recognition or attention

33. Survive v. to fight without surrender; to persist

34. Adv. can be seen syn. noticeably

35. Cautiously adv. in a careful - polite manner a

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

37. V. to give back or bring back something; to return to the original condition syn. revitalize

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

39. Around av. almost correct; not exact n v=a

40. Secret a. to be said or written in recret n v

41. Annoying a. the state of being inside when not desired to be there by others n2 v av

42. Dependably adv. without changing; keeping the same principles - ideas - or quality

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

44. Develop v. to grow; to go through a period of change

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

46. Disappear v. to vanish

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

48. Overwhelming a. difficult; causing worry or fear

49. Poisonous adj. harmful; capable of being fatal

50. Overwhelm v. to flood n