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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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affable: Read
/'æfəb(ə)l/ a.
easily approachable; warmly friendly
Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.

aggressive: Read
/'əgrɛsɪv/ a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an aggressive advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.

alienate: Read
/'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 alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.

allude: Read
/ə'lu:d/ v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
Try not to mention divorce in Jack's presence because he will think you allude to his marital problems with Jill.

allusion: Read
/ə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by allusion.

amenable: Read
/ə'mi:nəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
He was amenable to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.

analogous: Read
/ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.

anarchy: Read
/'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
One might say that eastern Congo is already in anarchy, but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.

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abandon  Read
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contrast; direct contrast; opposition
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
accelerate  Read
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pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
acrimonious  Read
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
admonition  Read
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
adversary  Read
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book of literary selections by various authors
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
affluent  Read
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
aggressive  Read
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
antithesis  Read
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good-humored, playful conversation
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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contrast; direct contrast; opposition
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book of literary selections by various authors
arbiter  Read
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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inform; give notice to; make aware
archetype  Read
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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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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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
 300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
Her open admiration should not [___] him at all.


Spelling Word: abash
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/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.


Spelling Word: abrogate
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/'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception
However, her team's political [___] is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.


Spelling Word: acumen
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/i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
Kenneth Cole, the American designer known for his modern, urban [___], is hawking $35 T-shirts.


Spelling Word: aesthetic
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/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with [___].


Spelling Word: alacrity
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/ə'ljʊə(r)/ v. Syn. entice; attract
attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
Promises of quick profits [___] the unwary investor.


Spelling Word: allure
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/'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
One might say that eastern Congo is already in [___], but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.


Spelling Word: anarchy
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/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
This tyranny was the [___] of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.


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


Spelling Word: approbation
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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