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3000 TOEIC Vocabulary (A)

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abandon
abbreviation
abnormal
abort
abortion
abrasion
abrasive
abrupt
absence
absolutely
absorb
abstract
absurd
abuse
academic
academy
access
accessory
accidental
accommodate
accompany
accomplished
account
accountable
accountant
accounting
accurate
accuse
accused
achieve
acid
acidic
acknowledge
acquire
acquisition
across
activate
actual
actually
acupuncture
acute
adapt
addict
address
adequate
adhere
adhesive
adjunct
adjust
administer
administration
admission
admit
adopt
adore
adult
adventure
adventurous
adversity
advertise
advocate
aerodynamics
affect
affected
affection
affective
afford
agency
agenda
aggravate
aggregation
aggressive
agony
agreement
aid
ailment
air
aircraft
aisle
alarm
album
alert
alien
alienate
alike
allegation
allegiance
alliance
alliteration
allowance
ally
alone
along
alongside
alter
alteration
alternate
alternation
alternative
altitude
aluminum
amateur
amaze
amazement
ambassador
ambitious
ambivalence
ambulance
amenable
amends
ammunition
amount
ample
amuse
analogy
analysis
anchor
anecdote
anesthetic
angular
anniversary
annoy
annual
annually
anonymous
anthem
anthropology
antibiotic
anticipate
anticipation
antiquated
antique
antiquity
antiseptic
anxiety
anyhow
apart
apparent
appeal
appendix
appetite
applaud
apply
appointment
appreciate
apprentice
approach
appropriate
approval
approve
aptitude
aquamarine
aquarium
arboreal
arc
arch
archaeology
architect
archives
area
arena
argue
arise
arithmetic
armor
arms
array
arrogant
arsenal
artery
article
articulate
artificial
artillery
ascent
ashamed
aside
aspect
aspirin
assassination
assault
assemble
assess
asset
assign
assignment
assist
associate
association
assorted
assortment
assume
assumption
assurance
assure
astonish
astounding
astronomy
astute
asylum
asymmetrical
athlete
atlas
atomization
atrophy
attach
attack
attempt
attend
attendance
attendant
attitude
attorney
attractive
auction
audience
audit
auditorium
aurora
authentic
author
authority
authorize
automatic
automobile
autonomous
available
avalanche
avenue
average
averse
aviator
avoid
aware
awful
awkward
axis

Word and Definition List


abandon: Read
n. Syn. relinquish
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm

abbreviation: Read
n.
shortening something by omitting parts of it

abnormal: Read
a. Syn. anomalous; unusual
unusual; not typical; not normal

abort: Read
v. Syn. failure; terminate
stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy

abortion: Read
n.
termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan

abrasion: Read
n. Syn. scratch; friction
scratch; friction

abrasive: Read
a.
rubbing away; tending to grind down

abrupt: Read
a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another

absence: Read
n.
state of being absent; state of being away

absolutely: Read
ad. Syn. utterly; definitely
utterly; definitely

absorb: Read
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention

abstract: Read
a. Syn. theoretical; abstruse
theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand

absurd: Read
a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish

abuse: Read
n. Syn. misuse
improper use or handling; misuse

academic: Read
a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education

academy: Read
n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists

access: Read
n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance

accessory: Read
n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item

accidental: Read
a. Syn. unexpected; unforeseen
unexpected; unforeseen

accommodate: Read
v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for

accompany: Read
v.
travel with; be associated with

accomplished: Read
a. Syn. skilled; experienced
skilled; experienced; having many social graces; polished or refined

account: Read
n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event

accountable: Read
a.
liable to being called to account; answerable; responsible; something that can be explained

accountant: Read
n.
one who maintains and audits business accounts

accounting: Read
n.
system that provides quantitative information about finances

accurate: Read
a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

accuse: Read
v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn

accused: Read
n.
defendant or defendants in a criminal case; person charged with an offense

achieve: Read
v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill

acid: Read
n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful

acidic: Read
a.
tasting sour like acid; being or containing an acid

acknowledge: Read
v. Syn. recognize; admit
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks

acquire: Read
v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system

acquisition: Read
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

across: Read
ad.
from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length

activate: Read
v. Syn. encourage; stimulate
make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive

actual: Read
a. Syn. true; real
true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current

actually: Read
ad. Syn. truly; really
truly; really; in fact

acupuncture: Read
n.
treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

acute: Read
a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe

adapt: Read
v. Syn. alter; modify
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose

addict: Read
v.
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to

address: Read
v.
make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of

adequate: Read
a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

adhere: Read
v. Syn. stick; bond
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with

adhesive: Read
a. Syn. sticky; glutinous
sticky; glutinous; tending to persist

adjunct: Read
n. Syn. addition; accessory
something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior

adjust: Read
v. Syn. adapt; regulate
adapt; regulate

administer: Read
v. Syn. govern; supervise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications

administration: Read
n. Syn. management; supervision; executive
management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties

admission: Read
n. Syn. admittance; entrance; access
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter

admit: Read
v.
permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to

adopt: Read
v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family

adore: Read
v. Syn. idolize; adorn
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection

adult: Read
n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown

adventure: Read
n. Syn. risk; venture
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger

adventurous: Read
a. Syn. valiant; venturesome
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures

adversity: Read
n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advertise: Read
v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of

advocate: Read
v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aerodynamics: Read
n.
study of how objects move through the air or water

affect: Read
v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

affected: Read
a. Syn. artificial; pretended
speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked

affection: Read
n. Syn. fondness; love
fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness

affective: Read
a. Syn. sentimental
sentimental; emotional; emotionally charged

afford: Read
v. Syn. pay; risk
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of

agency: Read
n.
a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government

agenda: Read
n. Syn. schedule; calendar
items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered

aggravate: Read
v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome

aggregation: Read
n.
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

aggressive: Read
a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly

agony: Read
n.
extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle

agreement: Read
n.
state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character

aid: Read
n.
person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant

ailment: Read
n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction

air: Read
v.
be broadcast on television or radio

aircraft: Read
n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon

aisle: Read
n.
passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building

alarm: Read
n.
any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger

album: Read
n.
a list of names; a register for visitors; a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs

alert: Read
n.
warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

alien: Read
a. Syn. strange; unfamiliar; foreign
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person

alienate: Read
v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally

alike: Read
a. Syn. similar; resembling
similar; in the same manner or to the same degree

allegation: Read
n.
suggestion without proof that someone has done something wrong

allegiance: Read
n. Syn. loyalty; fidelity
loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion

alliance: Read
n.
state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties

alliteration: Read
n.
repetition of beginning sound in poetry

allowance: Read
n. Syn. authorization; permission
approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting

ally: Read
n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator

alone: Read
a. Syn. solitary; by oneself
solitary; by oneself

along: Read
ad.
by the length; in a line with the length; onward; forward; in company; together

alongside: Read
ad.
along or by the side; side by side with

alter: Read
v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert

alteration: Read
n. Syn. renovation; change
passage from one form or state to another; change

alternate: Read
a. Syn. substitute
happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute

alternation: Read
n.
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again

alternative: Read
a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice

altitude: Read
n. Syn. elevation; height
elevation especially above sea level; height

aluminum: Read
n.
silvery ductile metallic element

amateur: Read
a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art

amaze: Read
v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
astonish; affect with wonder

amazement: Read
n. Syn. wonder; surprise
wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment

ambassador: Read
n.
authorized messenger or representative

ambitious: Read
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement

ambivalence: Read
n.
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ambulance: Read
n.
field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital

amenable: Read
a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

amends: Read
n.
compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation

ammunition: Read
n. Syn. weapon
military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells

amount: Read
n. Syn. quantity; sum
total of two or more quantities; aggregate; sum

ample: Read
a. Syn. abundant
more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large

amuse: Read
v. Syn. absorb; distract; bewilder
occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion; cause laughter or be funny; delude or deceive

analogy: Read
n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity

analysis: Read
n. Syn. study; investigation
study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts

anchor: Read
v. Syn. fasten
secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

anesthetic: Read
n.
substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling

angular: Read
a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner

anniversary: Read
a.
annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place

annoy: Read
v. Syn. disturb; irritate
disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate

annual: Read
a.
occurring or payable every year

annually: Read
ad. Syn. yearly
yearly; each year; returning every year; year by year

anonymous: Read
a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name

anthem: Read
n. Syn. song; hymn
song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty

anthropology: Read
n.
social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings

antibiotic: Read
a. Syn. antibacterial
of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections

anticipate: Read
v. Syn. expect; predict
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict

anticipation: Read
n. Syn. expectation
something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence

antiquated: Read
a. Syn. obsolete; antique; aged
too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

antique: Read
n. Syn. relic; curio
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion

antiquity: Read
n. Syn. relic
ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages; extreme oldness

antiseptic: Read
n. Syn. bactericide; germicide
substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms

anxiety: Read
n.
concern something in state of painful uneasiness; state of restlessness and agitation

anyhow: Read
ad.
in any way or manner whatever; at any rate; in any event

apart: Read
ad.
separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside

apparent: Read
a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye

appeal: Read
n. Syn. attraction; charm
attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge

appendix: Read
n. Syn. appendage; adjunct; concomitant
something appended or added

appetite: Read
n. Syn. desire
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink

applaud: Read
v. Syn. clap; acclaim
acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands

apply: Read
v. Syn. exert
exert; put into service; avail oneself to;

appointment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement
act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement

appreciate: Read
v. Syn. admire; value
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of

apprentice: Read
n.
works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner; learner

approach: Read
n. Syn. access; method
access; method

appropriate: Read
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use

approval: Read
n. Syn. sanction; endorsement
official approbation; endorsement; act of approving

approve: Read
v. Syn. ratify
ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of

aptitude: Read
n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding

aquamarine: Read
a.
of bluish-green colour; of pale blue to light greenish blue

aquarium: Read
n.
tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

arboreal: Read
a.
tree-dwelling; treelike; living in trees

arc: Read
n.
continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape

arch: Read
n.
any part of a curved line

archaeology: Read
n.
study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

architect: Read
n.
one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures

archives: Read
n.
public records; place where public records are kept

area: Read
n.
plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range

arena: Read
n.
playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

argue: Read
v.
invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; debate

arise: Read
v. Syn. spring
come up from a lower to a higher position; come above the horizon; spring up; come into action

arithmetic: Read
n.
theory of numerical calculations

armor: Read
n. Syn. shield
shield; defensive covering, as of metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons

arms: Read
n. Syn. weapon
weapons considered collectively; official symbols of a family

array: Read
v. Syn. marshal
set out for display or use; place in orderly arrangement

arrogant: Read
a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others

arsenal: Read
n. Syn. armory
storage place for military equipment; stock of weapons

artery: Read
n.
one of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart; major transit corridor

article: Read
n. Syn. essay; editorial
essay; editorial; individual thing or element of a class

articulate: Read
a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

artificial: Read
a. Syn. unreal
made by humans; produced rather than natural.

artillery: Read
n.
large weapons, such as cannon and missile launchers operated by crews; branch of army in use of large weapons

ascent: Read
n.
upward slope or grade; movement upward

ashamed: Read
a.
affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt

aside: Read
ad.
on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest

aspect: Read
n. Syn. respect; facet
distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind

aspirin: Read
n.
white crystalline compound drug to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation

assassination: Read
n.
act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; murder of public figure by surprise attack

assault: Read
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
attack; onslaught

assemble: Read
v. Syn. gather
put together; bring or call together into a group or whole

assess: Read
v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something

asset: Read
n. Syn. properties; advantage
properties; advantage; useful or valuable quality

assign: Read
v. Syn. appoint; allot
appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly

assignment: Read
n. Syn. task; job
task given to students; job; distribution; appointment

assist: Read
v. Syn. help
give help or support to, especially as a subordinate

associate: Read
v. Syn. pertain; connect
connect or join together; combine

association: Read
n. Syn. alliance; connection
connection, whether of persons of things; union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose

assorted: Read
a. Syn. varied; miscellaneous
varied; miscellaneous

assortment: Read
n. Syn. variety; conglomerate
variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things

assume: Read
v. Syn. suppose; presume
suppose; presume; take on; bear

assumption: Read
n. Syn. hypothesis; supposition
something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of

assurance: Read
n. Syn. certainty; confidence; insurance; guaranty
promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt

assure: Read
v. Syn. solidify; guarantee; convince
solidify; guarantee; convince

astonish: Read
v. Syn. surprise; shock
surprise; shock

astounding: Read
a.
surprising; shocking

astronomy: Read
n.
branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole

astute: Read
a. Syn. shrewd
wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence

asylum: Read
n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection

asymmetrical: Read
a. Syn. unbalanced; uneven
unbalanced; uneven

athlete: Read
n.
sports man; one who contended for prize in public games

atlas: Read
n.
a bound volume of maps, charts, or tables

atomization: Read
n.
act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles

atrophy: Read
n. Syn. shrinkage
wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease

attach: Read
v. Syn. fasten; annex
fasten; annex; be in contact with

attack: Read
n.
offensive move; expression of strong criticism; hostile comment

attempt: Read
n. Syn. try; endeavor; effort
action of trying at something

attend: Read
v.
be present at; go to; take care of; tend

attendance: Read
n.
act of being present

attendant: Read
n. Syn. aide; servant
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting

attitude: Read
n.
posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue

attorney: Read
n. Syn. lawyer
lawyer; one who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; proxy

attractive: Read
a. Syn. appealing; pleasing; inviting; intriguing; tempting
appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting

auction: Read
n.
public sale of property to the highest bidder

audience: Read
n. Syn. spectator; viewer
a group of people within hearing; crowd seeing a stage performance

audit: Read
n.
examination of accounts; adjustment or correction of accounts

auditorium: Read
n.
area of theater or concert hall where audience sits

aurora: Read
n.
the first light of day; an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force

authentic: Read
a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy

author: Read
n.
beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer

authority: Read
n. Syn. jurisdiction; power
jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government

authorize: Read
v. Syn. empower; sanction
empower; give permission for; sanction

automatic: Read
a. Syn. automated; mechanized; involuntary
mechanized; operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

automobile: Read
n.
self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway

autonomous: Read
a.
self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent

available: Read
a. Syn. free
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible

avalanche: Read
n.
great mass of falling snow and ice

avenue: Read
n.
way or opening for entrance or exit place; passage by which a place may be reached; broad street

average: Read
a. Syn. typical; mediocre
typical; mean; achieve or reach on average

averse: Read
a. Syn. reluctant; disinclined; unwilling
reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling

aviator: Read
n.
someone who operates an aircraft

avoid: Read
v. Syn. shun; prevent
shield away from; prevent

aware: Read
a.
knowing; having knowledge or cognizance

awful: Read
a. Syn. terrible
causing fear, dread, or terror; extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible

awkward: Read
a. Syn. clumsy; inept
difficult to handle or manage

axis: Read
n. Syn. shaft; pivot
the center around which something rotates; pivot