TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 28

Target 80+ Unit 28

Total: 50 words

margin

noun

the part of a page or sheet outside the main body of printed or written matter

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reservoir

noun

a large amount of something that is available and has not yet been used

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transmit

verb

to communicate or convey a message, news, information, etc.

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primitive

adjective

of, belonging to, or seeming to come from an early age, period, or time; primeval

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primitive

adjective

belonging to or characteristic of an early period or stage of development

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adhere

verb

to stay firm in approving, believing, or supporting something

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cognitive

adjective

of, involving, or relating to the mental processes of reasoning, remembering, and thinking

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abound

verb

to exist or occur in large quantities; to be plentiful

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repress

verb

to subdue someone or something by control or force

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arctic

adjective

of or relating to the North Pole or the region around it

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arbitrary

adjective

based on or subject to individual discretion, judgment, preference, or will

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divert

verb

to distract or draw someone's attention from something

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disposable

adjective

available for or subject to use without restriction; free for use

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primitive

adjective

extremely basic or simple in quality or style

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underestimate

verb

to make too low an estimate of the amount, cost, or size of something

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arctic

noun

the northernmost region of Earth centering on the North Pole, commonly written as 'the Arctic'

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divert

verb

to turn aside or from one course, direction, or path; to deflect

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disposable

adjective

designed or intended to be thrown away after using once or only a limited number of times

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redundant

adjective

repeating the same sense in different words; characterized by verbosity in expressing ideas

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integrate

verb

to combine things so that they work together or become a whole

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sediment

noun

the particulate matter deposited by some natural process

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donate

verb

to contribute, especially to a cause or a fund

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bury

verb

to put someone or something under the ground in order to conceal it with soil

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sympathy

noun

the feeling of sorrow or pity for someone who is in a bad situation; an expression of care for something or someone's situation

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blast

noun

an explosion, especially from a dynamite or bomb

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primitive

noun

a person belonging to an early stage of civilization

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overlook

verb

to oversee or supervise; to watch over

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delight

verb

to give great enjoyment or pleasure; to please

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underestimate

noun

an estimate that is too low

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composition

noun

a product or result of mixing or combining various elements or ingredients

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depletion

noun

the state of being depleted; exhaustion

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situate

verb

to build, fix, or put in a particular place or position

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redundant

adjective

being in excess; more than enough; superfluous

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glossy

adjective

having a smooth and shiny appearance or finish; lustrous

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sediment

noun

the matter that settles or sinks to the bottom of a liquid

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caterpillar

noun

a worm-like animal that eventually develops into a butterfly or moth

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sibling

noun

a brother or sister

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copper

noun

a reddish-brown metallic chemical element, usually used in making coins or electrical wires

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bury

verb

to cover from sight; to hide

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hind

adjective

being at the back, end, or rear; posterior

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offspring

noun

a person's child or an animal's young

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blast

noun

a sudden and strong gust of wind

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prototype

noun

someone or something that is one of the first and most typical examples of a group or situation

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modify

verb

to limit or restrict the meaning of, especially in a grammatical construction

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disguise

verb

to hide a fact or feeling so that people will not notice it

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myth

noun

a story from ancient times that tries to describe or explain something, often using divine characters and symbolism

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engrave

verb

to carve or cut a design, text, etc. in or on a hard surface

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prey

noun

an animal captured or hunted for food, especially by a carnivorous animal

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animate

verb

to make something lively; enliven

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blast

verb

to make a loud sound or noise

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