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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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

2. Overwhelming a. difficult; causing worry or fear

3. Weakening adj. weakening

4. Imitate v. to copy an action

5. Similar a. being almost of the same type or time; comparable a=v

6. Arbitrary adj. not chosen carefully; unplanned

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

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

9. Tremendous adj. very large

10. Adj. strong in one's opinion - firm in conviction - to find out syn. resolute

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

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

13. Communicate v. to make something know to others; to communicate

14. Approve v. to accept formally by vote n a

15. Support v. to express approval

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

17. Characteristic n. something that is thought to belong to a person or thing; a quality by which something is identified

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

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

20. Phenomenal adj. unusual in a positive way

21. Survey n. questionnaire; a vote of public opinion n2

22. Renew v. to restore to life or bring back into memory

23. Adj. extremely large syn. massive

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

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

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

27. V. to divide among people or to give out syn. dispense

28. Ignore v. to pay no attention

29. Conclude v. to finish; to reach a climax or the highest point

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

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

32. Adj. quick; without warning syn. sudden

33. Trigger v. to cause or produce negative behavior

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

35. Include v. to surround completely; to envelop

36. Authentic adj. reasonable - lawful

37. Induce v. to cause something to happen; to do quickly; to be on time n av

38. Preserve v. to support; to keep in good condition n

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

40. Excessive a. a large amount or quantity; more than reasonable

41. Bizarre a. strange and unpleasant; beyond accepted norms

42. Require v. to have to do sth n a2 av

43. Safety n. the feeling of freedom from danger - doubt - or worry

44. Objective a. with no preconceptions

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

46. Basic adj. simple; not complex

47. Reflect v. to show - as in a mirror

48. Deplete v. to use completely; to expend all energy; very thorough

49. Adv. very; to an unusual degree syn. extremely

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