TOEFL 100+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 100+ on the TOEFL (Top 1100+ Terms)/
Target 100+ Deck 45

Target 100+ Deck 45

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quiver

noun

the state or process of trembling or shaking

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extraterrestrial

noun

a creature that exists somewhere beyond the planet Earth

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efface

verb

to delete, remove, destroy, or turn something off

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zenith

noun

the peak or top of something, whether it be a point in the sky or one's success and power

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phosphorus

noun

a chemical element that is flammable and usually white or red in color; can be either toxic or non-toxic

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chromosome

noun

a thread-like structure carrying one's DNA or genetic code

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allusion

noun

a reference to someone or something; a suggestion or hint

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cataclysm

noun

an event that causes great harm, like a disastrous flood or an upheaval of the Earth's crust

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ameliorate

verb

to improve something so that it's better or easier in some way

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liken

verb

to compare or relate one person or thing to another

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delude

verb

to convince someone to believe something that is not true; to deceive

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colloquial

adjective

of or relating to informal or casual words used in daily conversation

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aspiration

noun

a strong desire to achieve or do something

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fetus

noun

the unborn offspring of an animal or human

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infuse

verb

to fill, pervade, or saturate

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synapse

noun

the space between nerve cells through which nerve impulses are transmitted

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wag

verb

to shake or move one part of the body from side to side

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inaugurate

verb

to officially appoint someone to a post, especially in the government

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daunting

adjective

frightening and dreadful; causing anxiety or worry

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menace

verb

to threaten or intimidate

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