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This TOEFL writing vocabulary is basically selected for writing test. The short list of 300 words is organized in 6 groups to let spelling practice flexible. Test takers had better try to spell these words rather than just know them. AS we know, spelling skill is the foundation of writing. If you cannot spell an enough TOEFL writing vocabulary in right and fast, you probably cannot express your idea in writing, and examiners may misunderstand your word or even sentence. In such case, you will lose chance to have a good mark in writing test. So to build a writing vocabulary is prerequisite to succeed in TOEFL writing test. If you have this list, it will be an important asset in your TOEFL writing test. In fact, this is the most popular word list in this web site, simple and useful, not only for writing test, but also for other tests: reading, speaking, and listening.


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anonymous: Read
/ə'nɒnɪməs/ a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, is a foreigner with homes in Europe.

antithesis: Read
/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
This tyranny was the antithesis of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.

apathy: Read
/'æpəθɪ/ n. Syn. indifference
lack of caring; indifference
A firm believer in democratic government, she could not understand the apathy of people who never bothered to vote.

apprehensive: Read
/æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a.
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally apprehensive of some one coming in and kidnapping me.

approbation: Read
/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise
She looked for some sign of approbation from her parents, hoping her good grades would please them.

aptitude: Read
/'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
The counselor gave him an aptitude test before advising him about the career he should follow.

archetype: Read
/'ɑrkɪtaɪp/ n. Syn. prototype
prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
The Brooklyn Bridge was the archetype of the many spans that now connect Manhattan with Long Island and New Jersey.

aristocracy: Read
/ærɪs'tɒkrəsɪ/ n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class
Americans have mixed feelings about hereditary aristocracy.

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 300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abash  Read
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
abdicate  Read
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
academic  Read
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
accolade  Read
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good-humored, playful conversation
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
aesthetic  Read
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
affable  Read
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
affluent  Read
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
alienate  Read
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
ambiguous  Read
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
animus  Read
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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good-humored, playful conversation
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
 300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
The young wrestler struggled to defeat his [___].


Spelling Word: adversary
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/'əgrɛsɪv/ a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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
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/'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
We could not see what should again [___] us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.


Spelling Word: alienate
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/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.


Spelling Word: ambiguous
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/'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
The [___] of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.


Spelling Word: animus
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/æpə'θɛtɪk/ a.
feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
But he shares Mary's [___] and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigor of brain.


Spelling Word: apathetic
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/æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a.
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally [___] of some one coming in and kidnapping me.


Spelling Word: apprehensive
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/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
The defeated England coach, Bobby Robson, described it as a miracle, which following 'the Hand-of-God' goal seems supremely [___].


Spelling Word: apt
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/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.


Spelling Word: articulate
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/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, [___] life led by members of some monastic orders.


Spelling Word: ascetic