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This list has 600 TOEFL words with hard level. The list is initially from an EFL student help web page of IOWA S. Univ., is for academic students who are already in USA. Basically, this is a difficult word list for TOEFL reading test. If you want to have a good score in reading test, or to improve your reading skill, you may challenge this word list. AS we said, this list itself is from internet. But tutors of www.examword.com revised some definitions, added synonyms and extra definitions in 20 languages. The new contents appended to the list will help TOEFL test takers to master word meaning in unambiguous and precise, so that they can understand these words correctly and quickly in reading test. This is why we recommend high score hunters take this list as part of preparation for TOEFL reading test.


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blemish: Read
/'blɛmɪʃ/ v.
mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind

blight: Read
/blaɪt/ v.
blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate

blithe: Read
/blaɪð/ a. Syn. gay; joyous; heedless
gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

bombastic: Read
/bɒm'bæstɪk/ a. Syn. pompous
pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

boorish: Read
/'bʊərɪʃ/ a. Syn. rude; clumsy; illiterate
rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bucolic: Read
/bju:'kɒlɪk/ a. Syn. rustic; pastoral
rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

buffoon: Read
/bʌ'fu:n/ n.
one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown

bulwark: Read
/'bʊlwək/ n.
earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

bumptious: Read
/'bʌmpʃəs/ a.
offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing

cabal: Read
/kə'bæl/ n.
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

cacophonous: Read
/kə'kɒfənəs/ a. Syn. discordant; inharmonious
discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding

cadaverous: Read
/kə'dævərəs/ a. Syn. pale
like corpse; pale; Having appearance or color of dead human body

callous: Read
/'kæləs/ a.
emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened

candid: Read
/'kændɪd/ a. Syn. straightforward; frank
straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

candor: Read
/kændə(r)/ n. Syn. frankness
frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

cantankerous: Read
/kæn'tæŋkərəs/ a. Syn. irritable
ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

capricious: Read
/kə'prɪʃəs/ a. Syn. unpredictable; fickle; arbitrary
fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly

captious: Read
/'kæpʃəs/ a.
intended to confuse in an argument

caricature: Read
/kærɪkə'tjʊə(r)/ n. Syn. distortion; burlesque
representation that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect

castigate: Read
/'kæstɪgeɪt/ v. Syn. punish
criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

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 TOEFL Words with Synonyms - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
accede  Read
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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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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expression of warm approval; praise
accelerate  Read
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good-humored, playful conversation
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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differing in some characteristics; various
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
acrimonious  Read
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use of force to get someone to obey
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
anarchy  Read
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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decrease fullness of; use up or empty out
animus  Read
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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contradict; give a false impression
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intended to confuse in an argument
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admit; yield; give up physical control of another
apathetic  Read
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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good-humored, playful conversation
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
asylum  Read
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stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
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small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
auspicious  Read
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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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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differing in some characteristics; various
benevolent  Read
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
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shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment; bend or crouch with base humility
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people
cabal  Read
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general agreement or accord; opinion reached by a group as a whole
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small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
 TOEFL Words with Synonyms - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/ə'bændən/ n. Syn. relinquish
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm


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/ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage


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/i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste


Spelling Word: aesthetic
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/ə'lu:d/ v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion


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/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor


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/'blændɪʃmənt/ n. Syn. flattery
flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart


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/bju:'kɒlɪk/ a. Syn. rustic; pastoral
rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation


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/'bʊlwək/ n.
earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends


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/kən'si:d/ v. Syn. admit; yield
admit; yield; give up physical control of another


Spelling Word: concede
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/'koʊpɪəs/ a. Syn. plentiful
plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply


Spelling Word: copious