TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 7

Target 80+ Unit 7

Total: 50 words

bulb

noun

an electric lamp with translucent glass that is used to light a room, often round in shape

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adept

adjective

very skilled or proficient; expert

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likelihood

noun

the probability or chance that something will happen

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dart

verb

to move somewhere suddenly and quickly

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comply

verb

to conform, submit, or adapt (as to a regulation or to another's wishes) as required or requested

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fragment

noun

a part broken off, detached, or incomplete

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infant

adjective

intended for babies or very young children

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medieval

adjective

of or relating to the period of European history from about A.D. 500 to about 1500, traditionally known as the Middle Ages

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premise

noun

an idea or theory that becomes the basis for the next step or final outcome in a situation

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oblige

verb

to force, compel, or require someone to do something because of a rule, law, or necessity; or to do as someone asks or requests, usually in order to please or help them

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explore

verb

to examine or discuss a subject, idea, etc. thoroughly

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polish

verb

to make something smooth, bright, and glossy by rubbing it

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tempt

verb

to try to persuade or provoke someone to do something

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abrupt

adjective

coming, occurring, or ending suddenly and unexpectedly

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synonym

noun

a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language

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nomadic

adjective

relating to nomads or people who do not have a permanent or fixed residence

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attain

verb

to succeed in getting or achieving something, usually after a lot of effort or work

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adjacent

adjective

next to or adjoining something else

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equity

noun

the quality of being just, reasonable, and impartial; fairness

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dictate

verb

to give orders, control, or determine how something is done or turns out

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polish

verb

to refine, improve, or elevate the quality, condition, or manner of something

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dictate

verb

to speak or read something aloud, sometimes used in an authoritative or commanding sense

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glimpse

noun

a brief or partial view

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hippopotamus

noun

a large African animal with small legs and thick, hairless skin that's able to live on land and water

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liberate

verb

to release or set free a person or a group of people from a place or situation

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petal

noun

one of the colored parts of a flower that often carries a pleasant scent and appears in different shapes and sizes

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row

noun

a line of things or people arranged one after another

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intensify

verb

to make something stronger or more extreme and intense

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pour

verb

to cause a liquid or some other substance to flow into a container

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priest

noun

someone with the authority to lead or perform religious ceremonies, especially in some Christian religions

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glimpse

verb

to see, look, or peek at someone or something for a brief period of time

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row

verb

to move or propel a boat with oars

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correlate

verb

(of two or more things) to be closely connected with or dependent on each other, or to show this kind of relationship exists

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canal

noun

a human-made waterway that enables boats or small ships to travel from one area to another

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peasant

noun

a poor person, usually a farmer or farm worker, who owns or rents a small piece of land and grows crops

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hollow

adjective

having a hole or empty space inside

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govern

verb

to officially control and lead (a group of people); to make decisions for a country, state, etc.

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terminal

adjective

(of an illness or a disease) that cannot be cured and will lead to death, often slowly

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crack

noun

a thin line on the surface of something when it is slightly broken or damaged

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assert

verb

to state or declare something forcefully or aggressively, often in an attempt to compel or demand acceptance of something

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hollow

noun

a hole or cavity in something, like in a tree or on the ground

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terminal

noun

a place or building where journeys by train, bus, boat, or airplanes begin or end

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crack

verb

to break, split, or snap apart

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authentic

adjective

real and genuine; not copied, counterfeit, or false

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refrain

verb

to prohibit or stop yourself from doing something

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lunar

adjective

of, relating to, or determined by the moon

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convict

verb

to prove that a person is guilty of a crime in a court of law

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expend

verb

to consume, spend, or use up a resource such as time, money, or effort

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fake

adjective

not real or made to look like something else; imitation

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game

noun

wild animals hunted for sport or food

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