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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. Convenience n. something that makes life easier or more enjoyable

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

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

4. Authentic adj. reasonable - lawful

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

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

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

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

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

10. Produce v. to cause something new to exist; to create

11. Firmly adv. being fixed in place; close; leaving no freedom

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

13. Events n. natural events or facts; strange or notable n pl a

14. Adj. allowable or satisfactory syn. permissible

15. Adj. of unclear meaning; something that can be understood in more than one way syn. vague

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

17. N. enthusiastic approval; applause syn. praise

18. Adj. very surprising syn. astonishing

19. Response n. a reply; a change that occurs when substances are mixed

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

21. Prove v. to make certain; give support

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

23. Rich adj. able to produce abundantly

24. Prominence n. fame

25. Oblige v. to make something happen by necessity or force a

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

27. Apathetic adj. being uninterested or not caring about something

28. Rarely adj. almost never

29. Simplify v. to update; to make more efficient or concise

30. Moderate a. very small; in form - but not in substance

31. Growth n. the act of making larger v a

32. Conquer v. to defeat - fight with success; to take control of an individual

33. Adv. being in existence - real or factual syn. truly

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

35. Huge adj. very much; very large

36. N. an ability - happening - or opportunity that has not occured or been developed syn. possibility

37. Elated a. to be satisfied; very happy n a

38. Neglect v. to leave out - not include n a

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

40. Adv. making something appear true or good when it is false or bad syn. misleadingly

41. Surround v. to make a circle around

42. Initiate v. to cause something to begin

43. Uncomplicated adj. easy to understand; simple; honest

44. Gather n. the act of collecting a crop; the crops gathered

45. Appropriately adv. having a tendency to do something; likely

46. V. to remove - take out - or take back syn. extract

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

48. Adv. having no order or pattern; by chance syn. arbitrarily; carelessly

49. Deliberately adv. with define purpose and planning n

50. Idle a. not moving; not involved n2