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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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convivial: Read
festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
E.g. The convivial celebrators of the victory sang their college songs.

copious: Read
plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
E.g. She had copious reasons for rejecting the proposal.

corpulent: Read
very fat; large in body; overweight
E.g. The corpulent man resolved to reduce.

cosmopolitan: Read
sophisticated; of worldwide scope
E.g. Her years in the capitol had transformed her into a cosmopolitan young woman highly aware of international affairs.

coterie: Read
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 coterie that lunched daily at the hotel.

countenance: Read
give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve
E.g. He refused to countenance such rude behavior on their part.

credence: Read
credit; faith
E.g. A letter of credence is a letter sent by one head of state to another formally accrediting a named individual, usually but not always a diplomat.

credible: Read
capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy
E.g. The UN spokesman says the Stabilization Mission will continue to help the electoral commission achieve a credible vote.

credulous: Read
apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
E.g. They are credulous people who believe in the advertisement.

cringe: Read
shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment; bend or crouch with base humility
E.g. One thing that makes me cringe is seeing politicians from the mainstream parties acting as apologists for voters.

crucial: Read
of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
E.g. The meeting of today is the crucial moment in his career.

cryptic: Read
having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
E.g. Here are a couple of verses written in cryptic rhyme from some of my currently published books.

curb: Read
bend or curve; guide and manage, or restrain
E.g. Paradoxically, Ray's strong-arming may be helping to curb violence in Bangalore.

cursory: Read
casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
E.g. Because a cursory examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson, we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more extensive investigation of the fire's cause.

curt: Read
having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
E.g. The grouchy shop assistant was curt with one of her customers, which resulted in a reprimand from her manager.

cynical: Read
skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
E.g. What I find sad, and cynical, is that this guy is essentially saying things will not be better by 2012.

dearth: Read
scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
E.g. The dearth of skilled labor compelled the employers to open trade schools.

deference: Read
willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
E.g. In deference to the minister's request, please do not take photographs during the wedding service.

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.

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 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - QuizMore Quizzes Show Quiz 
abridge  Read
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
accelerate  Read
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feeling of being bored by something tedious
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something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
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short-lived; enduring a very short time
adversity  Read
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notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
amiable  Read
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reveal; make known to public
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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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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apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
apprise  Read
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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feeling of being bored by something tedious
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with sideways or indirect look; Turned to side, especially of eyes
arbiter  Read
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
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apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
authentic  Read
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carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
awry  Read
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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energetic; vigorously active
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror
belie  Read
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compatible
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contradict; give a false impression
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scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
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short-lived; enduring a very short time
blemish  Read
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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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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instruct or correct, especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
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difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
 TOEFL Vocabulary and Example - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
Read [Esc]  lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
E.g. With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with [___].


Spelling Word: abandon
Read [Esc]  agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
E.g. The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually [___] to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.


Spelling Word: accede
Read [Esc]  opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
E.g. The young wrestler struggled to defeat his [___].


Spelling Word: adversary
Read [Esc]  absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
E.g. One might say that eastern Congo is already in [___], but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.


Spelling Word: anarchy
Read [Esc]  contrast; direct contrast; opposition
E.g. This tyranny was the [___] of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.


Spelling Word: antithesis
Read [Esc]  expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
E.g. Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.


Spelling Word: articulate
Read [Esc]  constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
E.g. He was [___], working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.


Spelling Word: assiduous
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]  having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
E.g. Here are a couple of verses written in [___] rhyme from some of my currently published books.


Spelling Word: cryptic
Read [Esc]  willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
E.g. In [___] to the minister's request, please do not take photographs during the wedding service.


Spelling Word: deference