TOEFL 100+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 100+ on the TOEFL (Top 1100+ Terms)/
Target 100+ Deck 3

Target 100+ Deck 3

Total: 20 words

lure

noun

something attached to the end of a fishing line to attract fish, like a small worm or insect

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embrace

verb

to hold closely in one's arms; to hug

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proponent

noun

a person who supports an idea or plan of action or who makes a proposition or proposal; an advocate

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epidemic

noun

an occurrence in which a disease quickly spreads and affects a community at a particular time

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acrid

adjective

having a strong, bitter, and unpleasant taste or smell that is irritating to the throat and nose

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nourish

verb

to cause or help to grow by providing care, food, and other materials necessary for growth, health, and good condition

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coalition

noun

an alliance or union between two or more political or social groups, especially for some temporary and specific reason

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sneak

verb

to act, bring, move, put, or take in a furtive or stealthy manner

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lubricate

verb

to apply an oily or greasy substance to reduce friction and allow smooth movement

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siege

noun

an attack in which an armed force surrounds a place to force people to surrender, usually by cutting off essential supplies

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embrace

noun

an act of holding closely in one's arms to show affection; a hug

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epidemic

adjective

spreading and affecting many people at the same time in a particular community

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mystical

adjective

having or involving spiritual meanings, mysteries, or qualities that are difficult to explain or understand

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ruminant

noun

a four-footed, cud-chewing animal that has a stomach with three or four chambers

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horrible

adjective

marked by or arousing painful and intense fear, dread, dismay, or aversion

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decimate

verb

to destroy or remove a great number or proportion of something

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retention

noun

the act of continuing to possess, control, or hold someone or something

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rudimentary

adjective

involving or limited to basic or simple principles; not deep or detailed

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covert

adjective

not openly acknowledged or shown; concealed, hidden, or disguised

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scold

verb

to lecture or reprimand someone who has done something wrong, usually with an angry tone

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