Hard TOEFL Words - Group 1

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ad. by surprise; behind; in the rear

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n. the act of giving up or renouncing a right, office, or position of power etc.

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n. capacity; skill

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a. burning; radiant; bright; keenly excited ; resembling flame in brilliance or color

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v. cancel; put an end to; destroy completely

Spelling Word: abolish
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n. a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

Spelling Word: abolitionist
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v. be full of; be plentiful

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a. broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another

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v. assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention

Spelling Word: absorb
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v. border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent

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n. a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation

Spelling Word: academician
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n. approach; entry; entrance

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n. attribute of being easy to meet or deal with

Spelling Word: accessibility
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n. additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item

Spelling Word: accessory
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v. applaud; announce with great approval

Spelling Word: acclaim
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n. act of accompanying someone or something

Spelling Word: accompaniment
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a. attendant; concomitant

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n. achievement; fulfillment

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n. a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player

Spelling Word: accordion
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n. narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event

Spelling Word: account
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v. authorize; commission; give credit for

Spelling Word: accredit
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n. act of gathering or amassing, as into a heap or pile

Spelling Word: accumulation
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v. blame; condemn

Spelling Word: accuse
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v. consent or comply passively or without protest; assent

Spelling Word: acquiesce
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n. act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

Spelling Word: acquisition
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n. abbreviation

Spelling Word: acronym
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v. cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to

Spelling Word: addict
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a. causing or characterized by addiction

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n. addition; supplement

Spelling Word: additive
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a. adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near

Spelling Word: adjacent
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v. be next to; be contiguous to; border on

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v. adapt; regulate

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n. clay; brick ;sun-dried brick; structure built with this type of brick

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n. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;

Spelling Word: adolescent
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v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family

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n. accepting with approval; favorable reception

Spelling Word: adoption
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n. coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important

Spelling Word: advent
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ad. with affection; lovingly; fondly; tenderly; kindly

Spelling Word: affectionately
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n. A person, organization, or establishment associated with another, as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member

Spelling Word: affiliate
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v. assert; confirm

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n. cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress

Spelling Word: affliction
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a. generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich; plentiful; abundant

Spelling Word: affluent
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a. able to pay for

Spelling Word: affordable
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n. anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance

Spelling Word: agitation
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v. be broadcast on television or radio

Spelling Word: air
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a. aloft; flying; in the air

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n. a passageway between rows of seats or shelves

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ad. as known or named at another time or place; also known as

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n. arrangement; association; alliance

Spelling Word: alignment
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v. assign; distribute according to plan

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v. combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate

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n. confederate; partner; collaborator

Spelling Word: ally
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a. apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

Spelling Word: aloof
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n. elevated place or structure before which religious ceremonies may be enacted or upon which sacrifices may be offered

Spelling Word: altar
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v. astonish; affect with wonder

Spelling Word: amaze
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a. awesome; astounding; surprising

Spelling Word: amazing
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n. aspiration

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a. aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement

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v. change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors

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n. correction; revision

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n. addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

Spelling Word: amplification
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v. broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase

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n. a person who has had one or more limbs removed by amputation

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a. comparable; similar or alike

Spelling Word: analogous
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v. diagnose; examine

Spelling Word: analyze
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n. detailed analysis; branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

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a. inherited or inheritable by established rules

Spelling Word: ancestral
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ad. once more; again; in a new and different way

Spelling Word: anew
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v. append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

Spelling Word: annex
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v. destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence

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a. bothersome; troublesome; irritating

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v. adjust or calculate so as to reflect a rate that is based on a full year

Spelling Word: annualize
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v. apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to; choose by or as if by divine intervention

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v. be earlier in time; go back further

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n. metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves

Spelling Word: antenna
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n. book of literary selections by various authors

Spelling Word: anthology
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a. of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections

Spelling Word: antibiotic
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v. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict

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n. any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion

Spelling Word: antique
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n. a policy or practice of separating or segregating groups

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n. highest point; the vertex; usually pointed end of an object; the tip

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v. beg pardon

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n. attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge

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a. attractive; charming

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v. bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

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n. instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink

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v. acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands

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n. candidate

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n. close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance

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v. designate; nominate

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n. assessment; evaluation; the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

Spelling Word: appraisal
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a. considerable; perceptible

Spelling Word: appreciable
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v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of

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n. access; method

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v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use

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v. approach; come near

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ad. about; roughly

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a. consisting of, relating to, or being in water

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n. continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape

Spelling Word: arc
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n. a large group of islands; a sea, containing a large number of scattered islands

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a. demanding great effort or labor; difficult

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a. lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or woody plants

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n. arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured

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n. composition; order

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n. stock or supply, usually of weapons

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v. climb; mount

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a. climbing; rising

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n. the act of rising or going upward

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v. deprive of oxygen to the extent of producing death or very serious symptoms; suffocate

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n. ambition; longing

Spelling Word: aspiration
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a. ambitious; enthusiastic

Spelling Word: aspiring
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n. attack; onslaught

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n. a group of persons together in one place

Spelling Word: assemblage
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v. declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly

Spelling Word: assert
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v. estimate value; judge worth of something

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n. act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable

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n. activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

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ad. certainly; undoubtedly

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a. amazed; surprised

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v. affect with wonder; surprise; shock

Spelling Word: astound
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n. person to pilot, navigate, or as a crew member of spacecraft

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n. a physicist who studies astronomy

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n. branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole

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n. a place offering protection and shelter

Spelling Word: asylum
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n. air

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n. a tiny piece of anything; the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

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a. of or pertaining to an atrium, especially the upper chambers of the heart

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n. extreme criminality or cruelty; quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

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n. a bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard; supplementary part; accessory

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v. achieve or accomplish; gain

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v. be present at; go to; take care of; tend

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n. act of being present

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n. aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting

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n. person who is present and participates in a meeting

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n. act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought

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n. clothing; dress

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n. appeal; a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

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a. appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting

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n. area of theater or concert hall where audience sits

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n. quality of being genuine or trustworthy

Spelling Word: authenticity
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n. biography or story written by yourself

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a. convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible

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n. fall or slide of a large mass, as of snow or rock, down a mountainside

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n. a method or means by which something may be accomplished

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n. thin A bird-like or flying creature

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n. design, development, and production of aircraft

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n. activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment

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v. rouse from sleep;stir the interest of; excite

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a. difficult to handle or manage

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