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TOEFL Vocabulary and Example 1

This is a set of difficult TOEFL words. For most of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners, example sentence is very helpful to study and understand difficult English words. So we collected examples from real and alive English media for each word of the list. This TOEFL vocabulary not only shows you word and definition, but also sentence and use case. For TOEFL test takers who are hard working to have a good score, this word list is an important resource to study. These examples actually are assets for understanding meanings of words in precise, as well as for accumulating word use cases for writing or speaking tests. In either writing or speaking test, you should know how to use a word rather than know what a word’s meaning is. These examples show you how to use words. So the vocabulary is a good candidate for high score hunters to challenge.


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deity: Read
god; divinity; supernatural things
E.g. The earmarks of such a religion are: faith in a supreme deity, hope of eternal survival, and love, especially of one's fellows.

delectable: Read
delightful; delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
E.g. We thanked our host for a most delectable meal.

delete: Read
erase; strike out; remove or make invisible
E.g. Less is more: if you delete this paragraph, your whole essay will have greater appeal.

delineate: Read
portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
E.g. Using only a few descriptive phrases, you delineate the character of Mr. Collins so well that we can predict his every move.

delinquent: Read
failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
E.g. The couple say their mortgage servicer, CitiMortgage, reported to the credit bureaus that they made partial payments that were delinquent.

deluge: Read
great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water
E.g. When we advertised the position, we received a deluge of applications.

demeanor: Read
conduct; management; way in which a person behaves
E.g. It'll be interesting to see what her demeanor is and what kind of witness she is.

demure: Read
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
E.g. She was demure and reserved, a nice modest girl whom any young man would be proud to take home to his mother.

denounce: Read
condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner
E.g. The reform candidate kept to denounce the corrupt city officers for having betrayed the public's trust.

deplete: Read
decrease fullness of; use up or empty out
E.g. We must wait until we deplete our present inventory before we order replacements.

deplore: Read
feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
E.g. Although I deplore the vulgarity of your language, I defend your right to express yourself freely.

deprecate: Read
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
E.g. A firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post must deprecate the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.

depreciate: Read
lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle
E.g. If you neglect this property, it will depreciate.

devastation: Read
an event that results in total destruction; the state of being decayed or destroyed
E.g. Only a few years ago the River Oder on the Polish-German border caused huge amounts of devastation.

devious: Read
departing from correct or accepted way; misleading; not straightforward
E.g. The story of Byzantine art, though not precisely devious, is not straightforward either.

devoid: Read
completely lacking; barren or empty
E.g. You may think her mind is a total void, but she's actually not devoid of intelligence. She just sounds like an airhead.

devout: Read
expressing devotion or piety; earnest in religious field
E.g. Where he is described as a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave charity to the people, and prayed continually to God.

dilemma: Read
predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options
E.g. It could create a painful dilemma for the group's members: either accept a lower price or give up additional production quotas they have just given themselves.

disconcert: Read
confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass
E.g. The evidence produced by her adversary does disconcert the lawyer.

disconsolate: Read
sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
E.g. The death of his wife left him disconsolate.

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 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
anonymous  Read
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
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book of literary selections by various authors
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explain or describe in detail
arbiter  Read
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
belligerent  Read
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spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient
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someone who has withdrawn from his native land
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
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deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
commodious  Read
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good-humored, playful conversation
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
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spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient
convivial  Read
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carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
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festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
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discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding
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explain or describe in detail
corpulent  Read
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carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
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credit; faith
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very fat; large in body; overweight
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learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
deference  Read
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
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willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
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book of literary selections by various authors
devastation  Read
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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explain or describe in detail
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an event that results in total destruction; the state of being decayed or destroyed
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
edict  Read
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pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
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draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
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decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
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spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient
elicit  Read
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draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
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decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
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carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc]  aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
E.g. She was unwilling to [___] him in the swindle he had planned.


Spelling Word: abet
Read [Esc]  lack of caring; indifference
E.g. A firm believer in democratic government, she could not understand the [___] of people who never bothered to vote.


Spelling Word: apathy
Read [Esc]  inform; give notice to; make aware
E.g. If you [___] him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.


Spelling Word: apprise
Read [Esc]  gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
E.g. Shelley called the skylark a "blithe spirit" because of its happy song.


Spelling Word: blithe
Read [Esc]  surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
E.g. In order to [___] the enemy, we will make two preliminary attacks in other sections before starting our major campaign.


Spelling Word: circumvent
Read [Esc]  compatible
E.g. Thus ideas already in consciousness always repel the entry uncompatible idea and make entry of the [___] idea.


Spelling Word: congenial
Read [Esc]  plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
E.g. She had [___] reasons for rejecting the proposal.


Spelling Word: copious
Read [Esc]  group that meets socially; an exclusive circle of people with common purpose
E.g. After his book had been published, he was invited to join the literary [___] that lunched daily at the hotel.


Spelling Word: coterie
Read [Esc]  scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
E.g. The [___] of skilled labor compelled the employers to open trade schools.


Spelling Word: dearth
Read [Esc]  erase; strike out; remove or make invisible
E.g. Less is more: if you [___] this paragraph, your whole essay will have greater appeal.


Spelling Word: delete