TOEFL 100+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 100+ on the TOEFL (Top 1100+ Terms)/
Target 100+ Unit 20

Target 100+ Unit 20

Total: 50 words

leap

noun

a great and sudden increase, change, or improvement in something

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claw

noun

the thin, pointed nails at the end of an animal's feet; can also refer to the two, scissor-like limbs of lobsters, crabs, and most crustaceans used for holding things

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tenure

noun

the length of time something happens or exists, like one's time in an office or company

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axis

noun

a real or imaginary straight line on which something rotates

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chunk

noun

a large amount, part, or piece of something

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lag

verb

to be delayed or stagnant, causing something to be late or fall behind schedule

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shrewd

adjective

smart, clever, or perceptive

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deduction

noun

a conclusion or inference reached after a process of logical reasoning or examining a set of facts

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dissent

verb

to express disagreement or voice an objection

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concentric

adjective

having a common center or axis

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claw

noun

a mechanical tool or device that resembles a claw and is used for gripping or lifting

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chunk

verb

to break something into big pieces or chunks

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lag

noun

a delay or the act of being delayed or slowing down

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deduction

noun

the amount that is or may be deducted from something, or the action of deducting or subtracting something

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dissent

noun

a strong disagreement or objection; the act of disagreeing

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adobe

noun

sun-dried bricks made from mud and straw, often used for building

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alleviate

verb

to relieve pain and suffering

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fortify

verb

to strengthen or enhance

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amiable

adjective

friendly, pleasant, and approachable

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pitfall

noun

a unsuspected danger or problem that one may encounter

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archetype

noun

the original model or pattern for something, from which other similar types can be copied or based on

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unanimous

adjective

having the same opinion, decision, or vote; fully in agreement

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intuition

noun

the ability to understand or know something without needing proof, evidence, or reasoning

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align

verb

to arrange something so that it's in a straight line or in the correct position in relation to something else

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volatile

adjective

unstable or likely to change in unpredictable ways

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recluse

noun

a person living in seclusion; a hermit

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spout

noun

the instance of something, like liquid or fire, gushing out of an opening with a lot of force

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burgeon

verb

to grow rapidly

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perplex

verb

verb – to confuse, confound, or bewilder

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counterfeit

noun

a copy or imitation of something that is designed to deceive or scam someone

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align

verb

to change something so that it's consistent or in agreement with something else

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spout

verb

to forcibly discharge or spew out liquid

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counterfeit

adjective

not genuine; fake

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interlock

verb

to connect and be linked firmly

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reckless

adjective

showing no regard for danger; careless

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steadfast

adjective

fixed or unwavering; refusing to change or move

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outright

adverb

completely; instantly or without reservations

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strait

noun

a narrow strip of sea connecting two larger areas of sea

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hue

noun

a particular shade or tint of a color; the particular characteristic of a color that allows someone to classify it

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slab

noun

a thick, flat piece of something, like wood, metal, stone, or other material

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counterfeit

verb

to illegally create a copy or imitation of something in order to deceive

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outright

adjective

complete or direct

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slab

noun

a thick slice of food, like meat, cake, cheese, etc.

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crane

noun

any large bird with a long neck, a straight bill, and long legs

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veto

noun

the power or right someone in authority has to prevent a legislation or action proposed by others

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defer

verb

to agree to follow or accept someone's opinions, rules, commands, or wishes

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olfactory

adjective

of or relating to the sense of smell

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unearth

verb

to excavate or dig up from the ground

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trample

verb

to stomp down on or crush something or someone with your feet

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shun

verb

to deliberately avoid something or someone

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