TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 14

Target 80+ Unit 14

Total: 50 words

refine

verb

in general, it means to improve something by making small changes to it

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grant

verb

to agree to give somebody what they ask for, especially formal or legal permission to do something

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heal

verb

to make or become healthy or better

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accelerate

verb

to cause to move, happen, develop, or progress faster or earlier

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evident

adjective

clearly or easily to be seen or understood; obvious

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equator

noun

an imaginary line drawn around the middle of the earth, equally distant from the north pole and the south pole

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outlook

noun

a person's general attitude or way of thinking towards life

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combustion

noun

the act or instance of burning something

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submarine

adjective

underwater or existing and happening undersea

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zoologist

noun

a person who has a high level of knowledge about the study of animals and animal life

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outlook

noun

the probable or expected future of someone or something; prospect

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submarine

noun

a vessel that's designed to operate underwater, usually equipped with a periscope

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foul

verb

to spoil, pollute, or make something dirty

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gifted

adjective

naturally talented and skillful; having great ability in a field or subject

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folk

noun

people in general, especially those of a certain kind, class, or group

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inclination

noun

a tendency or urge to behave, feel, or think in a particular way

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squeeze

noun

the act or instance of pressing or applying pressure on something or someone, usually to extract something else

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glance

noun

a brief glimpse or look at something or someone

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humiliate

verb

to embarrass, shame, or make a fool of someone, usually in front of many people

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upcoming

adjective

approaching; happening or arriving soon

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impede

verb

to hinder, stop, or prevent someone or something

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foul

noun

an offense or invalid play by an opponent in a sports competition

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inhospitable

adjective

(of an environment) not providing shelter, sustenance, or favorable conditions; unpleasant to live in

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census

noun

the official survey of a country's population in order to find out more about the people

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ruin

noun

the state or condition of being severely destroyed or damaged, or the process of becoming one

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recede

verb

to move away or withdraw from a point, limit, or previous position

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editorial

noun

an article in a publication written by an editor or publisher

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streamlined

adjective

arranged or organized to give maximum efficiency or productivity

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inherit

verb

to have the same appearance or character as one's parents

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propel

verb

to drive, push, or cause to move forward or onward

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foul

adjective

offensive or disgusting, usually having to do with scent or taste

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inhospitable

adjective

(of a person) not generous or welcoming; unfriendly

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ruin

noun

the remains of old or destroyed building or town

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editorial

adjective

relating to the preparation of an article, newspaper, magazine, or any type of publication; can also refer to the people behind the publication, including writers, editors, and publishers

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propel

verb

to urge or encourage someone to do an activity or be in a situation

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surge

noun

a sudden and substantial upward movement of something, like a wave rising, an emotion intensifying, or price increasing

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prospect

verb

to search for oil, gold, mineral deposits, or other substances by excavating or exploring a place

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peninsula

noun

a portion of land connected to a larger piece of land that is nearly surrounded by water

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fault

noun

an error or mistake, typically caused by bad judgment, ignorance, or inattention

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junk

adjective

cheap, trashy, or worthless

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surge

verb

to move upward or increase in an abrupt and powerful manner

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entity

noun

something or someone that has an individual and distinct existence

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knit

verb

to connect, join, or unite together closely

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luxury

adjective

expensive, comfortable, and pleasurable

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retail

noun

the sale of goods or products in small quantities to direct consumers, usually in stores

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retreat

verb

to step back or move away from a difficult or dangerous situation, often relating to military forces

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deprive

verb

to deny or prevent a person or a place from enjoying, possessing, or using something

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feasible

adjective

plausible and workable; able to be done or achieved

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eclipse

noun

an astronomical event where one celestial body partially or completely blocks another celestial body

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workforce

noun

the people in a country, region, company, or industry who are engaged in or available for work

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