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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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cordial: Read
a. Syn. gracious
gracious; showing warm and friendliness

corpulent: Read
a. Syn. fat
very fat; large in body; overweight

courteous: Read
a. Syn. polite
exhibiting courtesy and politeness; showing regard or thought for others

cozy: Read
a. Syn. comfortable; relaxing
comfortable; relaxing

crease: Read
n.
a line or long thin mark made by folding or doubling

crouch: Read
v.
bend down; stoop low; lie close to the ground with the legs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear

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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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abhor  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
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increasing by successive addition
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unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges
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false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
adequate  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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self-indulgent; moral decay
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make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
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awesome; astounding; surprising
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
attain  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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darkened with smoke and grime; dirty or discolored
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achieve or accomplish; gain
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lack of caring; indifference
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deny; take away
benevolent  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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act of gathering or heaping together or forming a mass
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increasing by successive addition
carve  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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cut; sculpt
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false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
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decompose; break sown; disintegration; rottenness; decline; worsen; decadence
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natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something
concise  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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detect; perceive
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brief and compact; expressing much in few words
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achieve or accomplish; gain
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drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness
concord  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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short-lived; enduring a very short time
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unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants
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causing gloom or depression; dreary; somber; melancholy
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agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things
congestion  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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act of gathering or heaping together or forming a mass
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suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs:; near; accessible
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adorn; embellish
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detect; perceive
convenient  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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brief and compact; expressing much in few words
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detect; perceive
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natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something
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suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs:; near; accessible
cryptic  SpeakSentences and Contexts
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detect; perceive
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having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
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adorn; embellish
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v.
make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin


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n.
unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges


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n. Syn. trickery; deception
mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry


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n.
downward slope, as of a hill


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a. Syn. final; complete
final; complete; precisely defined or explicit


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v. Syn. vary
vary; go in different directions from the same point


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a. Syn. radical; severe
radical; taking effect violently or rapidly


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v. Syn. reside; inhabit
live as a resident; exist in a given place or state


Spelling Word: dwell
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a. Syn. weird
suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious


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v. Syn. adopt; support
take in marriage; marry; give one's loyalty or support to; adopt


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