TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 29

Target 80+ Unit 29

Total: 50 words

bite

verb

to press down on or cut into with the teeth, including wounding somebody by making a small hole or mark in their skin

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venture

verb

to go somewhere or do something, sometimes resulting in danger or accident; to risk doing or saying something

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iceberg

noun

a huge chunk of ice detached from a glacier floating at sea

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petroleum

noun

an oily, thick, flammable fossil fuel consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

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fertile

adjective

(of soil or land) producing or capable of producing crops or plants in great quantities

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forecast

noun

a prophecy, estimate, or prediction of a future happening or condition

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suspicious

adjective

inclined or disposed to suspect; distrustful

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prey

noun

a person or thing falling victim to someone or something, such as an enemy or a disease

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animate

verb

to create, design, or give something with lifelike qualities using animation techniques

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bite

noun

the act of biting or gripping or chewing off with the teeth

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venture

noun

a new job, activity, project, business, endeavor, etc. that usually involves risk

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blast

verb

to break or destroy something, often by using explosives

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prey

verb

to hunt and devour prey

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forecast

verb

to calculate, estimate, or predict a future condition, event, or trend

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yawn

verb

to open the mouth wide and take a deep breath, usually as an involuntary reaction to fatigue or boredom

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complement

verb

to add to something in order to complete, enhance, improve, or make more attractive or pleasurable

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obscure

verb

to make it difficult to see, hear, or understand something

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weather

verb

to change in color, condition, state, etc. because having endured different elements over time

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sensory

adjective

of, relating to, or connected with sensation or to the senses

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seabed

noun

the ground under the ocean or sea

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latitude

noun

the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, usually measured in degrees

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sacrifice

verb

to give up something, especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone

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payoff

noun

the payment of a debt, salary, wager, etc.

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seashore

noun

the land along or bordering an ocean or sea; seacoast

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spark

verb

to emit or produce fire or spark

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hub

noun

the center or focus of activity, authority, interest, or importance

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yawn

noun

an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth due to boredom or fatigue

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complement

noun

something that completes, fills up, or makes perfect

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obscure

adjective

not easily understood or clearly expressed; unclear

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sacrifice

verb

to kill or offer as a sacrifice to God or a divine figure

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spark

verb

to stimulate or set something off, such as an activity, interest, spirit, etc.

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discern

verb

to detect by sight, smell, or with the other senses

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sole

adjective

single; only

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mark

verb

to indicate, usually by using a mark

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refrigerant

noun

a liquid capable of vaporizing at a low temperature; a cooling substance

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accumulate

verb

to gather, collect, or increase gradually

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egocentric

adjective

self-centered; concerned only with one's own wants without regard for others

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eject

verb

to discharge or push something out in a forceful manner

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sacrifice

noun

act of offering or giving up something (especially to a god), or the thing (e.g. an animal) that is offered in this way

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payoff

noun

the good outcome or result in a series of worthy actions, circumstances, or events

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spark

noun

a fiery particle or flash of light

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discern

verb

to identify, perceive, or recognize the difference

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sole

noun

the bottom part of the foot or of a shoe or sock, not including the heel

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mark

noun

a visible sign or symbol

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refrigerant

adjective

cooling; causing refrigeration

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eject

verb

to force someone to leave a place

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blink

verb

to shut and quickly reopen one's eyes, often involuntarily

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airborne

adjective

aloft or flying in the air

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cargo

noun

the goods or merchandise conveyed in a ship, airplane, or vehicle

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recharge

verb

to put electrical charge back into a battery

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