TOEFL 100+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 100+ on the TOEFL (Top 1100+ Terms)/
Target 100+ Deck 9

Target 100+ Deck 9

Total: 20 words

beacon

noun

a light or a fire in a high or prominent position, usually on a hill or tower, which acts as a signal or a warning

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preliminary

noun

something that comes before or precedes another item of a similar kind, such as an academic examination taken before a final or main one

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forge

verb

to form or shape metal or other material by heating and hammering

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obliterate

verb

to completely destroy or remove all traces of someone or something

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gratitude

noun

the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

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adjourn

verb

to put off or suspend something, such as a meeting or a sentence, until a future time

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sinuous

adjective

having many curves or turns; moving in a curving, twisting, or winding way

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subdue

verb

to overcome, suppress, or get a control of someone or something, usually by persuasion or intimidation

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enigmatic

adjective

difficult to completely and fully comprehend, interpret, or understand; mysterious

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rite

noun

a conventional or religious act performed by a particular group or within a particular society

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forge

verb

to fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit

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encode

verb

to convert something, such as messages or symbols, into a code or a different form or system of language

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encoding

noun

the act of converting or transforming messages or information into a code or a digital form

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adrift

adjective

drifting or floating freely without being moored or steered

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overt

adjective

done or shown in plain sight or in an obvious way; not secret or hidden

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nullify

verb

to make or render something ineffective, useless, or legally null and void

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pungent

adjective

having or producing an irritatingly sharp and strong smell or taste

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monk

noun

a member of a male religious order who is bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and who lives in a monastery

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sturdy

adjective

strongly and solidly built

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paradigm

noun

a clear and typical example or pattern used as a model for something

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