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TOEFL Word List

This TOEFL word list consists of 1600 middle level words, especially focusing on reading test. TOEFL reading is the main section to evaluate vocabulary skill. If you are planning to apply for top universities, or for any reasons you need an excellent score in report, you shouldn’t ignore reading test. This TOEFL word list is collected to help you get a better score from reading test.

Words in the list is mainly for academic reading test. Tutors of ww.examword.com have revised their explanations according to TOEFL test conventions. Considered that TOEFL test takers are ESL (English as Second Language) or EFL (English as Foreign Language), each word includes definitions in 20 languages to assist them to understand its meaning more exactly.

In general, the middle size and middle level TOEFL word list is a job of 2 weeks to learn and review. If you are with strong enough vocabulary skill, you may finish it in one week . This estimation assumes that you already know more than half to 60 percent words in the list. In this circumstance, the word list's main function is to review known words quickly, and meanwhile study some new words.

If you have too many unknown words, or say you cannot complete it in two weeks, you had better give up this TOEFL word list, because it means you possibly missed some basic and high frequency TOEFL words. An easier or more fundamental word list may be more proper to you situation. In the view of either TOEFL test or normal English study, higher frequency words have absolute priority to learn.

Of course, if you decide to stick to the word list, your pace is flexible, although we suggest less than 2 weeks. The word list also has built-in tools for each word, like spelling and match practice, offline cards. They are helpful to study and practice new words.

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bead: Read
n. Syn. pearl; drops; droplet
small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing

bear: Read
v. Syn. support; sustain
support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support

bellicose: Read
a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

beneficial: Read
a. Syn. helpful; useful
helpful; tending to promote physical well-being

benefit: Read
n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

bequeath: Read
v.
leave to someone by a will; hand down

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Words of List 2 (Part of words, select list to view all.):
facet
facile
facilitate
facility
fade
faint
fake
falter
famine
fancy
fare
fasten
fatal
fatigue
feasible
feat
fee
feeble
feign
felicity
ferocious
fertile
fervent
fickle
fidelity
finance
finite
fitting
flagrant
flaw
flee
flexible
flimsy
flip
florid
fluctuate
foggy
fold
forego
foremost
forestall
forlorn
formative
foul
fragile
fragment
fragrant
frail
framework
fraud
fraudulent
frenetic
frustrate
fugitive
fundamental
fuse
fusion
futile
gainsay
gale
gap
garrulous
gaudy
genial
gentle
genuine
germane
germinate
ghastly
glisten
glitter
glorify
glossy
goad
gorgeous
grab
grace
graphic
grasp
gratuitous
grave
gravity
graze
gregarious
grim
grip
gross
grueling
grumble
guile
gullible
gusto
haggle
hamper
handy
haphazard
harangue
harass
harmony
harness
harsh
hasty
haul
havoc
hazardous
hector
hedonist
heed
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Word Meaning Matching - Test how many words you know
abandon  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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wet through and through; soak; put potion down throat of; steep in moisture; wet thoroughly
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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god; divinity; supernatural things
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lower in spirits; press down
adapt  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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sorrowful; filled with or expressing grief; mournful
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make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
amiable  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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being in an unrefined or natural state; raw; lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings
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pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way; easily hurt; very subtle in difference
augment  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
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charm by sorcery; get control of by magical words and rites
aversion  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
bias  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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improve and prepare, as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; promote the growth of
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capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
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preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way
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determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize
carnage  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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conflict; lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things
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competing as for profit or prize
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destruction of life; savage and excessive killing of many people
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pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way; easily hurt; very subtle in difference
caustic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
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thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
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very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly
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determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize
cultivate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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improve and prepare, as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; promote the growth of
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very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly
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fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events
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make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
desiccate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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sorrowful; filled with or expressing grief; mournful
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
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dry up thoroughly; make dry, dull, or lifeless; preserve foods by removing the moisture
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v. Syn. failure; terminate
stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy


Spelling Word: abort
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a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language


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a. Syn. clumsy; inept
difficult to handle or manage


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n. Syn. refreshment
liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment


Spelling Word: beverage
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v.
make noise by striking against something; dash noisily together; meet in opposition


Spelling Word: clash
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n. Syn. partnership; league; union
partnership; league; state of being combined into one body


Spelling Word: coalition
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a.
having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner


Spelling Word: curt
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v. Syn. intimidate; frighten; dismay
frighten; abate the courage of; discourage


Spelling Word: daunt
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v. Syn. signify; indicate; show
indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically


Spelling Word: denote
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v. Syn. scatter
move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known


Spelling Word: disperse