TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 17

Target 80+ Unit 17

Total: 50 words

dim

adjective

lacking clarity; unclear; indistinct

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warehouse

verb

to store, place, or put in somewhere

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bulb

noun

the round root or underground part of some plants, such as an onion, that grows into a new plant every year

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fancy

adjective

very expensive and fashionable

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equilibrium

noun

a state of balance between different forces or influences

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fluctuate

verb

to change size, number, amount, or value in an irregular way

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shatter

noun

a fragment or shred; broken pieces

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idiom

noun

a form or style of artistic expression of a particular artist, a period or movement, or a medium or instrument

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dwell

verb

to stay at or live in a place; to reside

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spectrum

noun

an ordered array of the components of an emission, entity, or wave, such as light waves or particles

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fancy

verb

to form a conception or an idea of; imagine

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idiom

noun

an expression whose meaning cannot be inferred or predicted from the meanings of its separate words

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interpret

verb

to explain, state, or decide the meaning of something

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spectrum

noun

a broad range of related objects or a particular type of thing

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starve

verb

to feel a strong desire or need for something

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empirical

adjective

based on, derived from, or relying on experience, experiment, or observation

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parallel

adjective

very similar and usually existing or happening at the same time

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acid

noun

a chemical substance with a bitter sharp taste that can often burn holes in or damage things they touch

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limb

noun

an arm or a leg; a similar part of an animal, such as a wing

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alert

adjective

fully attentive and aware; vigilant

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fancy

verb

to like or prefer; to be fond of

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parallel

noun

a shared quality or characteristic; something that is equal or similar

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alert

verb

to warn or make aware of something, such as a danger, threat, or problem

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swallow

noun

the act or an instance of swallowing something

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muscular

adjective

of, relating to, consisting of, or accomplished by a muscle or muscles

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eclectic

adjective

combining or composed of elements drawn from different or various sources

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shortcoming

adjective

a defect, flaw, or imperfection in someone or something

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lethal

adjective

causing or capable of causing death, destruction, or harm

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anarchy

noun

a state of disorder or lawlessness, usually resulting from an absence or failure of government

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grasp

verb

to take hold of firmly

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alert

noun

an alarm or warning signal

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swallow

noun

a small migratory songbird with a forked tail, rapid flight, and pointed wings

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muscular

adjective

having well-developed muscles or a robust muscular body-build

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eclectic

adjective

choosing or selecting what seems best from various doctrines, ideas, styles, etc.

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grasp

noun

a person's comprehension or understanding of something

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squeeze

verb

to force a person, a thing, or yourself into or through a small space

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split

verb

to divide or separate something into different parts or groups or to be divided into different parts or groups

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tissue

noun

a group of similar cells with a certain function in an organism

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cite

verb

to mention something as a reason or an example, or in order to support what you are saying

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thrive

verb

to become, and continue to be, successful, strong, healthy, etc.

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squeeze

noun

the act of forcing a person, a thing, or yourself into or through a small space

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cite

verb

to speak or write the exact words from a book, an author, etc.; to quote

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upset

adjective

having an unhappy or unpleasant feeling because of something bad or disappointing

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mayor

noun

the head of a city, village, or town, who is usually elected

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dismiss

verb

to remove a person from a job

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evaporate

verb

to convert a liquid or solid state into vapor

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defuse

verb

to remove the fuse of an explosive device, such as a bomb or mine

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terminal

adjective

at the end of something

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discriminate

verb

to recognize that two or more things or people are different; to differentiate

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equation

noun

the act of making something equal or considering something as equal

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