Hard TOEFL Words - Group 2

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n. background; setting

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ad. In or toward the area behind the performing space in a theater, especially the area comprising the dressing rooms

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n. being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability

Spelling Word: balance
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n. a sort of theatrical representation by dancers

Spelling Word: ballet
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n. conductor of a band

Spelling Word: bandmaster
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n. a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success

Spelling Word: bang
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v. cause to become financially ruin; ruin

Spelling Word: bankrupt
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n. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick

Spelling Word: bar
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a. resembling uncivilized persons, lacking refinement

Spelling Word: barbaric
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n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors

Spelling Word: barbecue
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n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals

Spelling Word: barn
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a. complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape

Spelling Word: baroque
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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

Spelling Word: barrage
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a. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

Spelling Word: barren
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n. structure set up across a route of access to obstruct the passage of an enemy

Spelling Word: barricade
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n. cellar; storage room

Spelling Word: basement
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n. bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids

Spelling Word: basin
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v. hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows

Spelling Word: batter
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n. body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth; reddish-brown animal, especially a horse having a black tail

Spelling Word: bay
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n. small, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading

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a. covered with beads of liquid

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n. line traveled by a particle beam in an accelerator

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n. conduct; manner

Spelling Word: behavior
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v. besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops

Spelling Word: beleaguer
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v. contradict; give a false impression

Spelling Word: belie
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n. a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely

Spelling Word: bellows
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n. advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

Spelling Word: benefit
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v. be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly

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a. composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches

Spelling Word: bicameral
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n. an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life

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n. any of several large shaggy-manned humped bovid having large heads and short horns

Spelling Word: bison
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n. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons

Spelling Word: bitumen
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n. sharp cutting edge of a knife; sword or knife; swords-man

Spelling Word: blade
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v. condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure

Spelling Word: blame
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n. a burst of fire, a flame

Spelling Word: blaze
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a. cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable

Spelling Word: bleak
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n. combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture

Spelling Word: blend
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v. blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate

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a. direct and outspoken but good-natured

Spelling Word: bluff
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v. become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

Spelling Word: blush
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n. a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

Spelling Word: board
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a. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent

Spelling Word: bold
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n. boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money

Spelling Word: bonanza
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n. formation of a close human relationship, as between friends; emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure

Spelling Word: bonding
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n. deep resonant sound, as of an explosion

Spelling Word: boom
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n. blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request

Spelling Word: boon
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v. raise or lift by pushing up from behind or below; increase; raise

Spelling Word: boost
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n. small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others; small stall for the display and sale of goods

Spelling Word: booth
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n. any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle

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a. being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast

Spelling Word: boundless
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n. liberality in giving; something that is given liberally; goodness, kindness

Spelling Word: bounty
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n. small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

Spelling Word: bouquet
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v. confront with questions; prepare or position so as to be ready for impact or danger

Spelling Word: brace
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n. an opening or tear; breaking of waves; a gap or rift

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n. air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

Spelling Word: breath
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n. cleverness; magnificence

Spelling Word: brilliance
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ad. brightly; radiantly

Spelling Word: brilliantly
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n. brink; edge

Spelling Word: brim
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n. an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

Spelling Word: bronze
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n. creek; stream

Spelling Word: brook
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n. short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience

Spelling Word: brush
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n. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

Spelling Word: bumbler
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n. clump; cluster; gathering

Spelling Word: bunch
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v. to develop or grow rapidly

Spelling Word: burgeon
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n. confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration

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n. a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound

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v. to avoid by using an alternative channel or route

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n. a woodworker who specializes in making furniture;

Spelling Word: cabinetmaker
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v. compute; determine; estimate

Spelling Word: calculate
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n. adjustment; measurement

Spelling Word: calibration
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n. act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement

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a. careful; pleasant; shrewd

Spelling Word: canny
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n. covering; umbrella

Spelling Word: canopy
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n. narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge

Spelling Word: canyon
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n. crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime

Spelling Word: caper
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v. overturn or cause to overturn; turn over or upset

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n. small container; spacecraft to transport people in outer space

Spelling Word: capsule
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n. state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved

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a. chief; serving as an essential component

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n. a combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members

Spelling Word: cartel
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v. cut; sculpt

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n. cutting away parts to create a desired shape

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n. a stream or sequence of something, a waterfall

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n. container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video

Spelling Word: cassette
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v. throw something, especially light; throw with force; hurl

Spelling Word: cast
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n. choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie

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v. to creat or add to a systematic and complete list of item

Spelling Word: catalogue
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n. agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged

Spelling Word: catalyst
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n. great, often sudden calamity; complete failure; sudden violent change in the earth's surface

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a. act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring

Spelling Word: catching
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v. classify; sort

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n. a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth

Spelling Word: caterpillar
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n. church; temple

Spelling Word: cathedral
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n. care; being attentive to possible danger

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a. conservative; careful

Spelling Word: cautious
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n. cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave

Spelling Word: cavern
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n. a widely known person

Spelling Word: celebrity
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n. any small compartment

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n. document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

Spelling Word: certification
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n. a stopping or discontinuance of action

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n. anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

Spelling Word: chagrin
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n. room in a house, especially a bedroom; hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly; enclosed space

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n. a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a very dark gray color

Spelling Word: charcoal
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n. accusation, a claim of wrongdoing

Spelling Word: charge
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a. benevolent; kind; humane

Spelling Word: charitable
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n. a person employed to drive a private motor car or a hired car of executive or luxury class

Spelling Word: chauffeur
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n. counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases; the latest time for vacating a hotel room

Spelling Word: checkout
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n. a professional cook

Spelling Word: chef
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a. deeply loved or highly valued

Spelling Word: cherished
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a. cool; freeze

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a. causing mild fear

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a. cold

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n. courtesy towards women

Spelling Word: chivalry
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n. band or organized company of singers, especially in church service

Spelling Word: choir
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v. breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; reduce the air supply

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v. hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax

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n. combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

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n. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

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n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances

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n. any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

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n. a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere

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a. arranged in order of time of occurrence

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v. dull explosive sound, usually short and repeated, made by or as if by a laboring engine

Spelling Word: chug
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n. beverage made from juice pressed from apples

Spelling Word: cider
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v. move around, as from person to person or place to place

Spelling Word: circulate
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n. act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship

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n. culture

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n. demand for something as rightful or due

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v. be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang

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n. a large group of relatives, friends, or associates; a traditional social unit, consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor

Spelling Word: clan
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v. applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another

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n. assigning to a class or category

Spelling Word: classification
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v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories

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n. clergymen collectively; body of people ordained for religious service

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n. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

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a. involving direct observation of a patient

Spelling Word: clinical
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v. cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:

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v. congest; jam

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a. awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude

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n. device for gripping and holding; tense, critical situation

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v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite

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v. persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery

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n. a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action

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v. arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize

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n. the process of knowing

Spelling Word: cognition
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a. adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

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a. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated

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n. a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes

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n. coins collectively

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