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TOEFL Vocabulary: Level 5
affirmative     Speak
 
(1)
a. or ad.  
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light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift
containing or derived from error; mistaken
rural; relating to shepherds or herders; relating to the country or country life
various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated
confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming
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automaton     Speak
 
(2)
n.  
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large candle or lamp giving flaring flame; flashlight
one who guides  a course of action for others; one who operates or is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
the mechanism that imitates actions of humans
place of refuge or shelter; protection
sudden, unexpected fancy; impulsive change of mind
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climax     Speak
 
(3)
n.  
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upward movement; steady increase; the highest point; the greatest degree
the enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another
platform projecting from the wall of a building
a minor difficulty; a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
a knot of threads, or other things, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged
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cumulative     Speak
 
(4)
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very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
increasing by successive addition
causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; troublesome; irritating
marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking; timid or fearful; timorous
having greater length than breadth, especially when rectangular
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effectual     Speak
 
(5)
a. or ad.  
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able to produce the desired effect; valid
marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking; timid or fearful; timorous
treated with confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; secret
being on one side only; affecting but one side; one-sided
added to complete or make up a deficiency
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extraneous     Speak
 
(6)
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of or pertaining to an editor; written or sanctioned by an editor
not essential;  coming from outside
clearly apparent to understanding; obvious
very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
notoriously bad; having an exceedingly bad reputation
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gait     Speak
 
(7)
n.  
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manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; the rate of moving
an additional charge; charge an extra fee
spot or stain, as of ink on paper; blur; a weak point or failing
the diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work; diplomatic representatives headed by an ambassador
angry disturbance; excited state of agitation; needlessly nervous or useless activity; protest; quarrel
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hoax     Speak
 
(8)
n.  
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something that annoys or gives trouble and vexation; something that is offensive or noxious
causing or ending in or approaching death; station
hair growing on the human upper lip, especially when cultivated and groomed
part of the human body which extends downward from breast to thighs, and contains bowels; womb
an act intended to deceive or trick; practical joke
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indigent     Speak
 
(9)
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strict or severe in the discipline; severely simple and unornamented
into separate parts or pieces; apart
characterized by a lack of partiality; without bias
poor; experiencing want or need; impoverished
loose and not easily controlled; lacking in rigor or strictness
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interpret     Speak
 
(10)
v.  
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make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin
explain or tell the meaning of; translate orally; decipher
lay responsibility or blame for, often unjustly
refuse to submit to or cooperate with; be unaffected by; resist or withstand
put money or effort into something to make a profit or achieve a result
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mess     Speak
 
(11)
n.  
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soft semi-liquid food; a quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for one meal
a long, thin arm of some sea animals, such as the octopus and jellyfish
a chronological record of the events of successive years
state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league
a guess that you make or an opinion that you form based on the information that you have
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obliging     Speak
 
(12)
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of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
happy and ready to do favors for others
appropriate for people with good incomes
unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent
wasteful; reckless with money
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pecuniary     Speak
 
(13)
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timely; just in time; suited or right for a particular purpose
not lasting forever; limited by time; secular or civil; of the material world; worldly
relating to money; requiring payment of money
merrily; showily; in a joyful, cheerful, or happy manner
even though; although; notwithstanding
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prostrate     Speak
 
(14)
v.  
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ride over or across; ride upon; trample down.
charm by sorcery; get control of by magical words and rites
burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment
put or throw flat with face down;  cause to lie flat
beg for urgently; make an earnest appeal
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scrutiny     Speak
 
(15)
n.  
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a temporary platform for workers; bracing framework; a platform for execution
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
close examination; minute inspection; critical observation
grave or tomb; the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave; concealing something under the ground
getting money by lying or cheating; something intended to deceive
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shrewd     Speak
 
(16)
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fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
relating to, or suggestive of war; connected with the armed forces
clever; characterized by keen awareness, sharp intelligence
notoriously bad; having an exceedingly bad reputation
not essential;  coming from outside
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strap     Speak
 
(17)
n.  
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roundness; rounded fullness; integral entireness
sudden, unexpected fancy; impulsive change of mind
belt; a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
a rope attached to the bridle used to control a horse or other animal; an instrument of curbing, restraining, or governing
bush; a large plant with a rounded shape formed from many small branches
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tantamount     Speak
 
(18)
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of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth; characterized by nobility; majestic
springing back; having the power of rebounding; able to return quickly to a former state or condition
causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful
equivalent in effect or value
choosing at random; not marked by fine distinctions
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toast     Speak
 
(19)
v.  
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call together; cause to come together; gather; summon up
dry and brown by heat of the fire; warm thoroughly; drink to the health or in honor
open and shut the eye rapidly; blink; wink
vary; go in different directions from the same point
trespass; enter as an uninvited person
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volley     Speak
 
(20)
n.  
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white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids
flight of missiles; a round of gunshots; tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
countercharge; counter or mutual accusation; accusation brought by the accused against the accuser
serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion
a hinged blind for a window
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