Hard TOEFL Words - Group 2

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backdrop:
n. background; setting
backstage:
ad. In or toward the area behind the performing space in a theater, especially the area comprising the dressing rooms
balance:
n. being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability
ballet:
n. a sort of theatrical representation by dancers
bandmaster:
n. conductor of a band
bang:
n. a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success
bankrupt:
v. cause to become financially ruin; ruin
bar:
n. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick
barbaric:
a. resembling uncivilized persons, lacking refinement
barbecue:
n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
barn:
n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
baroque:
a. complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape
barrage:
n. an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, built in a watercourse to increase its depth or to divert its flow; rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication
barren:
a. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking
barricade:
n. structure set up across a route of access to obstruct the passage of an enemy
basement:
n. cellar; storage room
basin:
n. bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids
batter:
v. hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows
bay:
n. body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth; reddish-brown animal, especially a horse having a black tail
bead:
n. small, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading
beaded:
a. covered with beads of liquid
beamline:
n. line traveled by a particle beam in an accelerator
behavior:
n. conduct; manner
beleaguer:
v. besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops
belie:
v. contradict; give a false impression
bellows:
n. a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely
benefit:
n. advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
betray:
v. be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
bicameral:
a. composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches
biography:
n. an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life
bison:
n. any of several large shaggy-manned humped bovid having large heads and short horns
bitumen:
n. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
blade:
n. sharp cutting edge of a knife; sword or knife; swords-man
blame:
v. condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure
blaze:
n. a burst of fire, a flame
bleak:
a. cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
blend:
n. combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture
blight:
v. blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
bluff:
a. direct and outspoken but good-natured
blush:
v. become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
board:
n. a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
bold:
a. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
bonanza:
n. boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money
bonding:
n. formation of a close human relationship, as between friends; emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure
boom:
n. deep resonant sound, as of an explosion
boon:
n. blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
boost:
v. raise or lift by pushing up from behind or below; increase; raise
boot up:
v. start a computer using its bootstrap procedure
booth:
n. small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others; small stall for the display and sale of goods
boson:
n. any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle
boundless:
a. being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast
bounty:
n. liberality in giving; something that is given liberally; goodness, kindness
bouquet:
n. small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
brace:
v. confront with questions; prepare or position so as to be ready for impact or danger
breach:
n. an opening or tear; breaking of waves; a gap or rift
breath:
n. air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
brilliance:
n. cleverness; magnificence
brilliantly:
ad. brightly; radiantly
brim:
n. brink; edge
bronze:
n. an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements
brook:
n. creek; stream
brush:
n. short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience
bumbler:
n. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
bunch:
n. clump; cluster; gathering
burgeon:
v. to develop or grow rapidly
buzz:
n. confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration
buzzer:
n. a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound
bypass:
v. to avoid by using an alternative channel or route
cabinetmaker:
n. a woodworker who specializes in making furniture;
calculate:
v. compute; determine; estimate
calibration:
n. adjustment; measurement
cancellation:
n. act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
canny:
a. careful; pleasant; shrewd
canopy:
n. covering; umbrella
canyon:
n. narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge
caper:
n. crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime
capsize:
v. overturn or cause to overturn; turn over or upset
capsule:
n. small container; spacecraft to transport people in outer space
captivity:
n. state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved
cardinal:
a. chief; serving as an essential component
cartel:
n. a combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members
carve:
v. cut; sculpt
carving:
n. cutting away parts to create a desired shape
cascade:
n. a stream or sequence of something, a waterfall
cassette:
n. container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
cast:
v. throw something, especially light; throw with force; hurl
casting:
n. choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
catalogue:
v. to creat or add to a systematic and complete list of item
catalyst:
n. agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
catastrophe:
n. great, often sudden calamity; complete failure; sudden violent change in the earth's surface
catching:
a. act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring
categorize:
v. classify; sort
caterpillar:
n. a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
cathedral:
n. church; temple
caution:
n. care; being attentive to possible danger
cautious:
a. conservative; careful
cavern:
n. cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave
celebrity:
n. a widely known person
cell:
n. any small compartment
certification:
n. document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
cessation:
n. a stopping or discontinuance of action
chagrin:
n. anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment
chamber:
n. room in a house, especially a bedroom; hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly; enclosed space
charcoal:
n. a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a very dark gray color
charge:
n. accusation, a claim of wrongdoing
charitable:
a. benevolent; kind; humane
chauffeur:
n. a person employed to drive a private motor car or a hired car of executive or luxury class
checkout:
n. counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases; the latest time for vacating a hotel room
chef:
n. a professional cook
cherished:
a. deeply loved or highly valued
chill:
a. cool; freeze
chilling:
a. causing mild fear
chilly:
a. cold
chivalry:
n. courtesy towards women
choir:
n. band or organized company of singers, especially in church service
choke:
v. breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; reduce the air supply
chop:
v. hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax
chord:
n. combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
chore:
n. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
choreography:
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chorus:
n. any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
chromosphere:
n. a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere
chronological:
a. arranged in order of time of occurrence
chug:
v. dull explosive sound, usually short and repeated, made by or as if by a laboring engine
cider:
n. beverage made from juice pressed from apples
circulate:
v. move around, as from person to person or place to place
civility:
n. act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship
civilization:
n. culture
claim:
n. demand for something as rightful or due
clam:
v. be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang
clan:
n. a large group of relatives, friends, or associates; a traditional social unit, consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor
clap:
v. applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another
classification:
n. assigning to a class or category
classify:
v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories
clergy:
n. clergymen collectively; body of people ordained for religious service
clergyman:
n. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
clinical:
a. involving direct observation of a patient
clip:
v. cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:
clog:
v. congest; jam
clumsy:
a. awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude
clutch:
n. device for gripping and holding; tense, critical situation
coalesce:
v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
coax:
v. persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery
codefendant:
n. a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
codify:
v. arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize
cognition:
n. the process of knowing
coherent:
a. adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
cohesive:
a. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
coil:
n. a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes
coinage:
n. coins collectively