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300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary (1)

apprehend: Read
/æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
The police will apprehend the culprit and convict him.

apprise: Read
/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
If you apprise him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.

apt: Read
/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
The defeated England coach, Bobby Robson, described it as a miracle, which following 'the Hand-of-God' goal seems supremely apt.

arbiter: Read
/'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge
person with power to decide a dispute; judge
As an arbiter in labor disputes, she has won the confidence of the workers and the employers.

arid: Read
/'ærɪd/ a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
The cactus has adapted to survive in an arid environment.

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

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

atheist: Read
/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
The view that children are born atheist is relatively recent.

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abdicate  Speak
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
abrogate  Speak
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
abstemious  Speak
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
acumen  Speak
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
aggressive  Speak
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soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained
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offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
alacrity  Speak
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
ambiguous  Speak
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
amiable  Speak
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
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offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing
apprehend  Speak
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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book of literary selections by various authors
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
aptitude  Speak
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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/ækə'dɛmɪk/ a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an [___] discussion.


Spelling Word: academic
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/ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
The crew tried to [___] the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.


Spelling Word: allay
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/ə'lu:d/ v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
Try not to mention divorce in Jack's presence because he will think you [___] to his marital problems with Jill.


Spelling Word: allude
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/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.


Spelling Word: ambiguous
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/'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
The [___] of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.


Spelling Word: animus
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/'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years
In the [___] of this period, we find no mention of democratic movements.


Spelling Word: annals
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/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
The defeated England coach, Bobby Robson, described it as a miracle, which following 'the Hand-of-God' goal seems supremely [___].


Spelling Word: apt
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/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought [___] from religious persecution in a new land.


Spelling Word: asylum
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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