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300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary (1)

ascetic: Read
/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, ascetic life led by members of some monastic orders.

asylum: Read
/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought asylum from religious persecution in a new land.

attribute: Read
/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor
His outstanding attribute was his kindness.

auspicious: Read
/ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious
attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
With favorable weather conditions, it was an auspicious moment to set sail.

autocratic: Read
/ɔtə'krætɪk/ a. Syn. dictatorial
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
Someone accustomed to exercising authority may become autocratic if his or her power is unchecked.

awry: Read
/ə'raɪ/ ad. Syn. distorted; crooked ; askew; amiss
in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
He held his head awry, giving the impression that he had caught cold in his neck during the night.

bane: Read
/beɪn/ n. Syn. curse
something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
Lucy's little brother was the bane of her existence: his attempts to make her life miserable worked so well that she could have poisoned him.

baton: Read
/'bæt(ə)n/;/bə'tɒn/ n.
staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race
What's the textbook way to handoff the baton in the relays?

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abet  Speak
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mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
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book of literary selections by various authors
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abridge  Speak
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
academic  Speak
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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good-humored, playful conversation
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
accolade  Speak
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
analogy  Speak
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
apathetic  Speak
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
aptitude  Speak
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fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
aristocracy  Speak
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expression of warm approval; praise
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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hereditary nobility; privileged class
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
articulate  Speak
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
atheist  Speak
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
award of merit; expression of approval; praise
In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest [___].


Spelling Word: accolade
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/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
I would again [___] the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.


Spelling Word: admonish
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/'æflʊənt/ a.
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
They want the same opportunity to pursue their dreams as everyone else who lives in [___] school districts.


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/'əgrɛsɪv/ a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an [___] advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.


Spelling Word: aggressive
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/æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a.
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally [___] of some one coming in and kidnapping me.


Spelling Word: apprehensive
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/'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
The counselor gave him an [___] test before advising him about the career he should follow.


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/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.


Spelling Word: articulate
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/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
He was [___], working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.


Spelling Word: assiduous
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/ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
It is [___], genuine, and a true and correct copy of the original.


Spelling Word: authentic
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/bə'nɑrl/;/'beɪnl/ a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
The writer made his comic sketch seem [___], only a few people liked it.


Spelling Word: banal