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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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exceptionable: Read
open or liable to objection or debate; liable to cause disapproval
E.g. Do you find the punk rock band Green Day a highly exceptionable, thoroughly distasteful group, or do you think they are exceptionally talented performers?.

exculpate: Read
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
E.g. The court will exculpate him of the crime after the real criminal confesses.

exemplary: Read
serving as model; outstanding; typical
E.g. But the official Miss America website stresses you performed all your duties in exemplary fashion before you gave up the crown.

exodus: Read
departure of a large number of people
E.g. The exodus from the hot and stuffy city was particularly noticeable on Friday evenings.

exotic: Read
from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual
E.g. Because of his exotic headdress, he was followed in the streets by small children who laughed at his strange appearance.

expatriate: Read
someone who has withdrawn from his native land
E.g. Henry James was an American expatriate who settled in England.

expedient: Read
suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
E.g. A pragmatic politician, he was guided by what was expedient rather than by what was ethical.

exploit: Read
make use of, sometimes unjustly
E.g. Cesar Chavez fought attempts to exploit migrant farm workers in California.

expound: Read
explain or describe in detail
E.g. The teachers expound on the theory of relativity for hours.

expurgate: Read
clean; remove offensive parts of book
E.g. The editors decided to expurgate certain passages in the book before it could be used in the classroom.

extinct: Read
no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
E.g. There are about 35 different kinds of extinct kangaroos in these deposits, none of them looked like anything we know today because they didn't hop.

extirpate: Read
root out; eradicate, literally or figuratively; destroy wholly
E.g. The policemen extirpate the criminals after many years of investigation.

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 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abdicate  Read
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suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
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secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
abet  Read
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flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
affluent  Read
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
allay  Read
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inscription on tombstone in memory
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
anonymous  Read
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
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god; divinity; supernatural things
blight  Read
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
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reveal; make known to public
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
cantankerous  Read
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minister or priest; cleric; one holding an office in the Christian ministry
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ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
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good-humored, playful conversation
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
castigate  Read
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difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
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express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
crucial  Read
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of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
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stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
delectable  Read
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of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
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delightful; delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
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plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
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flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc]  lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
E.g. With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with [___].


Spelling Word: abandon
Read [Esc]  embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
E.g. Her open admiration should not [___] him at all.


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


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


Spelling Word: aesthetic
Read [Esc]  contrast; direct contrast; opposition
E.g. This tyranny was the [___] of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.


Spelling Word: antithesis
Read [Esc]  inform; give notice to; make aware
E.g. If you [___] him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.


Spelling Word: apprise
Read [Esc]  essential quality; reputation; honor
E.g. His outstanding [___] was his kindness.


Spelling Word: attribute
Read [Esc]  good-humored, playful conversation
E.g. You bring good diversity to the BombCast because your opinions are varied and present a good contrast to what can sometimes be predictable [___] from the guys.


Spelling Word: banter
Read [Esc]  soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained
E.g. The scandalous remarks in the newspaper [___] the reputations of every member of the society.


Spelling Word: besmirch
Read [Esc]  carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
E.g. Investigating before acting, she tried always to be [___].


Spelling Word: circumspect