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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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






2. Stimulate v. to promote growth or development






3. Complex adj. something with a large number of parts; full of details






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






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






6. Disregard v. to ignore or neglect a






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






8. Adj. needing careful treatment; sensitive - easily broken syn. fragile






9. V. to express or defend oneself strongly; to state positively syn. declare






10. Conscientiously adj. done with persistence and hard work; with attention to details






11. Remarkable adj. deserving positive recognition or attention






12. Meaningless adj. not important; of little value






13. Precise adj. careful and exact






14. Hasten v. to go faster






15. Irritating adj. making worse; annoying






16. Methodically adv. done according to a plan a






17. Selection n. a variety






18. Image n. a picture or element cast back






19. Accelerate v. to cause to go faster; move forward more quickly n a av






20. Adj. attractive or interesting syn. alluring






21. Prep. ph. in addition to - alongside syn. along with






22. Incorrect a. having errors n






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






24. Distribution n. a share; a part set aside for a special purpose; an assignment of portions v a






25. Fast a. quick n






26. Enduring adj. forever; without end






27. Disappear v. to vanish






28. Intensify v. to cause to become greater n a






29. Adj. of great importance; full of life syn. indispensable






30. Incorporate v. to become a part of






31. Complex a. having many parts; finely detailed n av






32. Disturb v. to shake or move; to cause worry






33. Baffling adj. not easily understood or figured out






34. Deteriorate v. to wear away; disappear slowly






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






36. V. to suggest or plan to do something syn. suggest






37. Colorless adj. lacking color; unintenteresting - boring






38. V. to prevent movement - progress - or success syn. block






39. Cherished adj. having much monetary or sentimental value; beautiful






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






41. Adj. to be complementary or appropriate; a good match syn. compatible






42. Obtain v. to gain or come to possess






43. Depict v. to represent; to act n






44. Crawl v. to move slowly and quietly close to the ground; to begin to happen






45. Old-fashioned a. too old to be presently useful; outmoded n






46. Crest n. the top of a mountain range; a raised part of any surface






47. Poisonous adj. harmful; capable of being fatal






48. Insight n. knowledge and understanding






49. Adv. no one else; nothing else; not shared syn. restrictively






50. Attract v. to make efforts to attain or gain something