TOEFL 100+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 100+ on the TOEFL (Top 1100+ Terms)/
Target 100+ Deck 22

Target 100+ Deck 22

Total: 20 words

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verb

to fail to fulfill or perform something, especially one that must be done legally

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figurative

adjective

representing by a figure, likeness, or resemblance; shown in a realistic way

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rein

noun

the power to control, direct, or guide someone or something

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matrix

noun

a substance, situation, or environment in which something develops, grows, or takes form

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harness

verb

to attach, fasten, or put a harness or strap on

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satire

noun

a literary work in which folly, vice, or shortcoming are held up to criticize, ridicule, or scorn

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preclude

verb

to hinder or prevent something from happening, or to make something impossible

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congenital

adjective

existing or present at birth; inherent

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malignant

adjective

having or showing an evil nature, ill will, or hatred; malicious

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fanatic

adjective

unreasonably enthusiastic; characterized by an intense uncritical devotion

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rein

noun

a long, thin leather strap used to control or guide an animal, usually a horse

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harness

noun

a set of bands, belts, and straps used to control or hold in place someone or something

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satire

noun

the use of humor, irony, or sarcasm to criticize and show how foolish or wicked an idea or a person

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malignant

adjective

extremely infectious and dangerous; likely to cause death

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fanatic

noun

a person who is extremely enthusiastic about and obsessively interested in someone or something

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panacea

noun

a medicine, remedy, or solution for all diseases or problems

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asteroid

noun

a small rocky celestial body that moves around the sun, especially between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter

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edifice

noun

a large building or structure, often imposing

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dismal

adjective

showing or causing dejection or gloom; depressing

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impromptu

adjective

done, formed, or made without previous planning or preparation; spontaneous

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