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 TOEFL Vocabulary in Sentences
This debate often represents a schism in American political ideology that claims to champion the same goals but attempts to meet those goals through different methods.
n. ideology
a system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy
v. champion
support the cause of; defend
The soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival.
v. defect
abandon one's country or cause in favor of an opposing one
n. parasite
an organism that lives in or on another organism
I worked at McDonald's and they taught me how to pinch the fry carton just right while putting the fries into them so that it looked full, but actually wasn't.
n. carton
a light box or container, typically one made of waxed cardboard or plastic
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Words of Group 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
cab
cabal
cabin
cabinetmaker
cadaverous
cadence
calculate
calculation
calculator
calibration
calm
camouflage
campaign
cancel
cancellation
candid
candidate
cannibalism
canopy
canvas
canyon
capability
capable
capacity
capillary
captivity
carapace
carat
carbohydrate
cardiac
cardinal
career
careerism
careful
careless
carelessly
cargo
caricature
carnival
carnivorous
carve
carver
carving
cassette
cast
casting
casual
catalyst
catastrophe
catching
categorize
category
cater
caterpillar
cathedral
cause
caution
cautious
cautiously
cavern
cavity
cease
ceaseless
celebrate
celebrated
celebrity
celestial
cell
census
centenary
centennial
centigrade
ceremonial
ceremony
chafe
chagrin
chalk
chamber
champion
championship
chaos
chaotic
chapel
character
characteristic
characterize
charcoal
charitable
chart
charter
chaste
chat
chateau
check
checkout
checkup
chef
cherish
chili
chill
chilly
chisel
chivalry
choir
choke
chop
choppy
chord
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6   Word meaning matching - Test words you know:
abrupt  Read
Exercise
a. lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
a. without the natural or usual covering
Exercise
n. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
n. the best time of youth
Exercise
n. any liquid suitable for drinking
Exercise
a. extremely steep
a. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
abundantly  Read
Exercise
ad. in an abundant manner
Exercise
a. covered with beads of liquid
Exercise
a. extremely steep
a. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
Exercise
v. attend academic courses without getting credit
n. an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA
ajar  Read
Exercise
a. slightly open
Exercise
a. lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
a. without the natural or usual covering
Exercise
n. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
n. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
Exercise
a. serving or used in place of another
a. pertaining to unconventional choices
ambience  Read
Exercise
a. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
a. infested with bugs
Exercise
a. glowing or shining like fire
a. characterized by strong enthusiasm
Exercise
n. a particular environment or surrounding influence
n. the atmosphere of an environment
Exercise
a. tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
approaching  Read
Exercise
v. give help or assistance; be of service
v. work for or be a servant to
Exercise
n. the event of one object coming closer to another
n. the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
Exercise
a. of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture
Exercise
n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
n. an especially rich vein of precious ore
aquatic  Read
Exercise
a. operating or living or growing in water
n. a plant that lives in or on water
Exercise
n. the event of one object coming closer to another
n. the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
Exercise
v. increase in size, volume or significance
v. to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Exercise
a. kindness of disposition or manner
a. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
architectural  Read
Exercise
a. of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture
Exercise
v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
a. consisting of segments held together by joints
Exercise
a. departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
a. much greater than the normal
Exercise
a. of a color similar to that of wood or earth
arduous  Read
Exercise
a. departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
a. much greater than the normal
Exercise
a. characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
a. difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
Exercise
n. a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled t...
Exercise
a. slightly open
arrangement  Read
Exercise
a. consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
a. of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
Exercise
a. slightly open
Exercise
n. the thing arranged or agreed to
n. a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
Exercise
n. the feeling of being bored by something tedious
benign  Read
Exercise
a. kindness of disposition or manner
a. pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
Exercise
a. characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
a. difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
Exercise
a. operating or living or growing in water
n. a plant that lives in or on water
Exercise
n. an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
n. a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
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Read [Esc] a. farther along in physical or mental development
a. far along in time


Spelling Word: advanced
Read [Esc] a. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
a. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight


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Read [Esc] n. a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
n. the way two individuals relate to each other


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Read [Esc] n. addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
n. (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current


Spelling Word: amplification
Read [Esc] n. an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
n. a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed


Spelling Word: analysis
Read [Esc] a. completing its life cycle within a year
n. (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year


Spelling Word: annual
Read [Esc] n. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
n. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)


Spelling Word: appraisal
Read [Esc] n. a useful or valuable quality


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Read [Esc] a. used of buildings joined by common sidewalls
a. being joined in close association


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Read [Esc] a. not counterfeit or copied
a. conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief


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