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This TOEFL writing vocabulary is basically selected for writing test. The short list of 300 words is organized in 6 groups to let spelling practice flexible. Test takers had better try to spell these words rather than just know them. AS we know, spelling skill is the foundation of writing. If you cannot spell an enough TOEFL writing vocabulary in right and fast, you probably cannot express your idea in writing, and examiners may misunderstand your word or even sentence. In such case, you will lose chance to have a good mark in writing test. So to build a writing vocabulary is prerequisite to succeed in TOEFL writing test. If you have this list, it will be an important asset in your TOEFL writing test. In fact, this is the most popular word list in this web site, simple and useful, not only for writing test, but also for other tests: reading, speaking, and listening.


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alacrity: Read
/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with alacrity.

allay: Read
/ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
The crew tried to allay the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.

allure: Read
/ə'ljʊə(r)/ v. Syn. entice; attract
attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.

ambiguous: Read
/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
His ambiguous instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.

amiable: Read
/'eɪmɪəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
In Little Women, Beth is the amiable daughter whose loving disposition endears her to all who know her.

analogy: Read
/ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
This analogy is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.

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

anonymous: Read
/ə'nɒnɪməs/ a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, is a foreigner with homes in Europe.

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affluent  Read
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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expression of warm approval; praise
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
aggressive  Read
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
allure  Read
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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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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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
allusion  Read
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
ambiguous  Read
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
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expression of warm approval; praise
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mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
apprehend  Read
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
approbation  Read
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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expression of warm approval; praise
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
aristocracy  Read
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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hereditary nobility; privileged class
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
assiduous  Read
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
awry  Read
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
 300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary - SpellMore Exercises Show Exercise 
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/ə'brɪdʒ/ v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to [___] the novel.


Spelling Word: abridge
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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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/i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
Kenneth Cole, the American designer known for his modern, urban [___], is hawking $35 T-shirts.


Spelling Word: aesthetic
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/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with [___].


Spelling Word: alacrity
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/'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
We could not see what should again [___] us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.


Spelling Word: alienate
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/ə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by [___].


Spelling Word: allusion
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/ə'mi:nəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
He was [___] to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.


Spelling Word: amenable
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/æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
The police will [___] the culprit and convict him.


Spelling Word: apprehend
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/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
If you [___] him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.


Spelling Word: apprise