TOEFL 100+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 100+ on the TOEFL (Top 1100+ Terms)/
Target 100+ Unit 13

Target 100+ Unit 13

Total: 50 words

glow

verb

to flush or show a strong bright pink complexion

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sovereign

adjective

having independence and autonomy; self-governing and not ruled by others

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unravel

verb

to undo, untangle, or separate the threads of

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spur

noun

something that prompts development or activity; a stimulus

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waive

verb

to abandon or give up something you have a right to, often used in a legal context; can also mean to refrain from enforcing a rule so that others need not obey it

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judicial

adjective

relating to a court of law or judge

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tangle

noun

a twisted or messy condition of something, like interlaced threads

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soothe

verb

to calm or pacify someone or something; to relieve pain

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rapport

noun

a harmonious relationship where both parties share sympathy and trust with each other

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adorn

verb

to decorate or enhance something in order to make it appear more pleasing or attractive

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glow

noun

a feeling or sensation of physical warmth, often visible through the pink or red color on the face or body

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unravel

verb

to explain or make something clear, such as confusion, complication, or involvement

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tangle

verb

to bring together and interlace

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corpse

noun

a dead body, usually of a person

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exempt

adjective

free from obligation or duty

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perpetual

adjective

eternal or unending

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treachery

noun

an act of betrayal or deceit

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elastic

adjective

flexible; able to be deformed and be brought back to its original form

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malleable

adjective

capable of being extended, molded, or shaped by hammering or pounding

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emulate

verb

to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass

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exempt

verb

to free someone from an obligation or duty

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elastic

noun

a rubber band

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repulsion

noun

a force between bodies or particles that cause them to separate or repel each other

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curator

noun

the person in charge of a museum, art gallery, or a formal collection or exhibition

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lavish

adjective

giving, involving, or spending an extravagant or large amount

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bishop

noun

a high-ranking priest in some Christian religions, who is the head of all the churches and priests in a particular area

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concoct

verb

to mix various ingredients to create a dish or beverage

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ruthless

adjective

having or showing no compassion, mercy, or pity; brutal or cruel

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coalesce

verb

to unite or merge to form one body or a larger group or system

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postulate

verb

to assume or suggest the existence, reality, truth, or necessity of something

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repulsion

noun

a strong feeling of dislike or disgust towards something or someone; antipathy or animosity

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lavish

verb

to give or spend extravagantly or generously

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concoct

verb

to make up a story or narrative, sometimes in order to deceive others

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colossal

adjective

extremely large in size, degree, or amount; huge

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utensil

noun

an implement, tool, or vessel for practical or household use, especially in the kitchen

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dispense

verb

to distribute, provide, or give out

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oligopoly

noun

a market situation in which each of a few producers affects but does not control the market

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thaw

verb

to melt or soften as a result of exposure to warmth

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fetch

verb

to go after and bring back

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protrude

verb

to stick out or extend beyond a surface

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thaw

verb

to become or cause to become more sociable, relaxed, or friendly

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allegiance

noun

the commitment, loyalty, or obligation of an individual to a particular belief, group, or person

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speculate

verb

to think and make guesses about something; to reflect or meditate on something

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yearn

verb

to desire to have something in an intense and passionate way

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scorch

verb

to burn or char the surface of something using intense heat

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retard

verb

to delay or obstruct the development or progress of something

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infuriate

verb

to enrage and make someone angry or annoyed

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avalanche

noun

a rush of things arriving or happening at the same time, often used when pertaining to rocks or snow falling down a mountainside

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imminent

adjective

about to happen at any moment

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doze

verb

to sleep lightly

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