TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 16

Target 80+ Unit 16

Total: 50 words

literacy

noun

an individual's competence in or knowledge of a particular subject or field

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eyewitness

noun

a person who has seen an act, occurrence, or object clearly enough to describe it

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lumber

verb

to move clumsily, heavily, and slowly

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sequence

verb

to arrange or combine in a particular order

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explode

verb

to burst or suddenly break apart in a loud and violent way

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concur

verb

to agree or be of the same mind or opinion with someone or something

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pose

verb

to cause or present a problem, danger, or difficulty

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utilitarian

adjective

designed to be useful rather than attractive or decorative; practical

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inhabit

verb

to live in or occupy a particular place

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coerce

verb

to force an unwilling individual to do something by using authority, intimidation, or threat

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dull

adjective

lacking sharpness of edge or point; blunt

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utilitarian

noun

a person believing that the value of a thing depends on its utility; an advocate of utilitarianism

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craft

verb

to create or make something with care or skill, especially by hand

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linear

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a straight or nearly straight line

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pulse

noun

a regular beat or rhythm produced by something, such as the heart or a drum

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intricate

adjective

full of elaborate or complex detail; complicated

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suspect

noun

a person believed to have committed a crime or offense

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spectacle

noun

(plural 'spectacles') a pair of eyeglasses used to correct defective vision

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junction

noun

a point or place where two or more things are joined or merged

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deforest

verb

to cut down trees or destroy forests in an area

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craft

noun

skill in planning, making, or executing; competence

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pulse

verb

to beat, throb, or vibrate with a strong, regular rhythm

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suspect

adjective

open to or under suspicion

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inborn

adjective

existing from or naturally present at birth; not acquired

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eddy

noun

a fast, circular movement of air or water that moves against the main current, usually causing a small whirlpool or whirlwind

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prolong

verb

to extend the duration or spatial length of something

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heavily

adverb

with a great burden, degree, or weight; greatly

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artifact

noun

an ornament, tool, or other object made by a human being, especially one of archaeological or historical interest

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strive

verb

to fight, try, or work very hard to achieve, obtain, or overcome something

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embellish

verb

to adorn, decorate, or enhance with details, patterns, etc.

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gist

noun

the essence or main point of something, such as a conversation or speech

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overlap

verb

to extend beyond or over a part of something, such as the same area, a period of time, sphere of activity, etc.

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camouflage

noun

the ability or practice of disguising or hiding oneself by covering up or changing one's looks, usually by exploiting the natural surroundings; the clothing or materials used in order to disguise

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minute

adjective

marked by close attention to detail; complete, detailed, or precise

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conventional

adjective

adhering or conforming to what is generally accepted, believed, or done; traditional

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navy

noun

a group or fleet of ships

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epoch

noun

a period of time marked by notable events, especially one in which there are new developments

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constitute

verb

to form, make up, or be part of a whole

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topsoil

noun

the upper, outermost layer of ground or soil

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fasten

verb

to tighten, or to close or enclose something or someone securely

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overlap

noun

the act, amount, length, part, or place of overlapping

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exemplify

verb

to demonstrate, give, or be a typical example of

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witness

noun

an individual who personally sees an accident, crime, or other occurrence happen

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deficient

adjective

lacking or missing a specified element, ingredient, quality, or supply

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encompass

verb

to cover, include, or surround completely or entirely

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mortality

noun

the state or condition of being a mortal; the way that humans do not live forever

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expedition

noun

an excursion, journey, or voyage organized or undertaken for a specific purpose, often for exploration or war

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astonishing

adjective

surprising, amazing, or astounding; extremely impressive

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meteorology

noun

the scientific study of the atmosphere and its phenomena, especially with climate, weather, and weather forecasting

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breakthrough

noun

the act or instance of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle, resistance, or restriction

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