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TOEFL Vocabulary and Example 1

This is a set of difficult TOEFL words. For most of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners, example sentence is very helpful to study and understand difficult English words. So we collected examples from real and alive English media for each word of the list. This TOEFL vocabulary not only shows you word and definition, but also sentence and use case. For TOEFL test takers who are hard working to have a good score, this word list is an important resource to study. These examples actually are assets for understanding meanings of words in precise, as well as for accumulating word use cases for writing or speaking tests. In either writing or speaking test, you should know how to use a word rather than know what a word’s meaning is. These examples show you how to use words. So the vocabulary is a good candidate for high score hunters to challenge.


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abandon: Read
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
E.g. With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.

abash: Read
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
E.g. Her open admiration should not abash him at all.

abdicate: Read
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
E.g. When Edward VIII did abdicate the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.

abet: Read
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
E.g. She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned.

abridge: Read
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
E.g. Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to abridge the novel.

abrogate: Read
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
E.g. He intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.

abstemious: Read
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
E.g. Concerned whether her vegetarian son's abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.

academic: Read
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
E.g. The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an academic discussion.

accede: Read
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
E.g. The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually accede to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.

accelerate: Read
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
E.g. Demand for Taiwanese goods likely will accelerate from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.

accolade: Read
award of merit; expression of approval; praise
E.g. In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest accolade.

accord: Read
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
E.g. Although the accord is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.

acrimonious: Read
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
E.g. The candidate attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.

acumen: Read
mental keenness; quickness of perception
E.g. However, her team's political acumen is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.

admonish: Read
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
E.g. I would again admonish the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.

adversary: Read
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
E.g. The young wrestler struggled to defeat his adversary.

adversity: Read
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
E.g. A young boy who's strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.

aesthetic: Read
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
E.g. Kenneth Cole, the American designer known for his modern, urban aesthetic, is hawking $35 T-shirts.

affable: Read
easily approachable; warmly friendly
E.g. Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.

affluent: Read
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
E.g. They want the same opportunity to pursue their dreams as everyone else who lives in affluent school districts.

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 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
adversity  Read
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
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scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
apprehensive  Read
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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minister or priest; cleric; one holding an office in the Christian ministry
augment  Read
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having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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representation that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect
blemish  Read
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
blight  Read
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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inform; give notice to; make aware
blithe  Read
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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intended to confuse in an argument
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
bombastic  Read
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completely lacking; barren or empty
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
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lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
bulwark  Read
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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completely lacking; barren or empty
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decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
circumspect  Read
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lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
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pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
concede  Read
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scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
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admit; yield; give up physical control of another
 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc]  aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
E.g. She was unwilling to [___] him in the swindle he had planned.


Spelling Word: abet
Read [Esc]  condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
E.g. Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to [___] the novel.


Spelling Word: abridge
Read [Esc]  bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
E.g. The candidate attacked his opponent in highly [___] terms.


Spelling Word: acrimonious
Read [Esc]  making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
E.g. During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an [___] advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.


Spelling Word: aggressive
Read [Esc]  having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
E.g. The buyer, who wished to remain [___], is a foreigner with homes in Europe.


Spelling Word: anonymous
Read [Esc]  hereditary nobility; privileged class
E.g. Americans have mixed feelings about hereditary [___].


Spelling Word: aristocracy
Read [Esc]  favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
E.g. Because the judge played golf regularly with the district attorney's father, we feared he might be [___] in the prosecution's favor.


Spelling Word: biased
Read [Esc]  fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
E.g. The plot of the novel was too [___] to be believed.


Spelling Word: bizarre
Read [Esc]  intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror
E.g. One would never think that a hunter would display such [___] when a bear closed to camp.


Spelling Word: consternation
Read [Esc]  having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
E.g. Here are a couple of verses written in [___] rhyme from some of my currently published books.


Spelling Word: cryptic