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TOEFL Essential Vocab

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1. House n. where people live

2. Bias n. an opinion formed in advance without experience or knowledge of something v a

3. Superficial adj. not far from top to bottom

4. Movement n. the state of changing one's position

5. Peacefulness n. calm; quietness

6. Invent v. to make up - usually with an intent to fool or trick; to lie n a

7. Original a.sth unusual - uncommon; new

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

9. Absolutely adv. clearly true

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

11. Medium adj. not too much - not too little

12. Defend v. to show to be right or reasomable; to support

13. Unconvinced adj. to question the truthfulness of information presented as fact; to nott trust

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

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

16. Boost v. to encourage or advertise; to elevate in rank or grade

17. Imposing adj. causing admiration because of an object's importance - size - or quality

18. Selection n. a variety

19. Explain v. to make more easily understood; to make clear

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

21. V. to make something difficult to see syn. cloud

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

23. Hazardous adj. not safe - firm - or steady

24. Inherent a. being a primary part of something

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

26. V. to get the facts or withdraw out the truth syn. extract

27. Alter v. to change from one form or state to another

28. Adj. not fine or smooth; not delicate syn. rough

29. Specific adj. a certain way or thing; unusual; hard to please

30. Poisonous adj. harmful; capable of being fatal

31. Observe v. to sense; to become aware of

32. Meaningless adj. not important; of little value

33. Inconsistent adj. not agreeing with the facts or previous statements made on the subject; declared wrong

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

35. Ineffective adj. not strong; incapable

36. Afterwards adv. following; coming after something

37. Color n. color

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

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

40. Symbolize v. to give an example

41. Calm a. quiet - not easy upset

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

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

44. Defect n. a small sign of damage that makes an item imperfect

45. Remind v. to call up or produce memories or feelings; to cause to remember

46. Adj. continuous; refusing to give up; firm in action or decision syn. constant

47. Confront v. to be in the presence of and oppose

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

49. Establish v. to set up or create an office; to place in a fixed position

50. Noticeably adv. attracting attention