TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 13

Target 80+ Unit 13

Total: 50 words

persist

verb

to continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure; to continue to exist

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excel

verb

to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; do extremely well

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frighten

verb

to make someone afraid or anxious

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resemble

verb

to be similar to or look like something or someone

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attribute

noun

a quality, character, characteristic, or symbol closely related or belonging to a specific person or thing

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sail

verb

to travel on or across an area of water in a boat or ship; also to control a ship or boat

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transaction

noun

an exchange or transfer of goods, services, or funds

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neglect

verb

to give little to no attention or care for someone or something; to fail to do something

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trigger

verb

to cause something to happen, work, or start, or to cause someone to do or feel something

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prohibit

verb

to forbid or prevent from happening

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attribute

verb

to explain by indicating the source or cause of something

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trigger

noun

anything that causes or starts a reaction or series of reactions

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disgust

noun

extreme dislike, annoyance, or disapproval

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stiff

adjective

difficult to bend or move, or painful to move or use

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niche

noun

an opportunity to sell a service or product to a particular group of people who have similar interests, needs, etc.

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compatible

adjective

able to exist or occur together without causing problems; well-suited

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symptom

noun

a sign of something unpleasant or bad

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organ

noun

a part of an organism’s body that has a specific function

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sustain

verb

to provide enough of what somebody or something needs in order to continue

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deceive

verb

to make somebody believe something that is not true

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disgust

verb

to make someone feel very annoyed or upset about something that is not acceptable, or to be so unpleasant that it makes someone feel almost sick

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symptom

noun

signs or a change in the body or mind that indicates the presence of a disease

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sustain

verb

to experience or deal with something unpleasant

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recession

noun

a temporary depression or decline in economic activity or prosperity

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prominent

adjective

very easy to notice or see, especially because it is sticking or standing out

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reinforce

verb

to strengthen or support something, such as a structure, an object, a substance, a belief, an idea, etc., especially with additional material

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melt

verb

(for solids) to become liquid, usually because of heat

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coin

noun

a small flat piece of metal used as money

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ashamed

adjective

feeling embarrassment or guilt over something you or other people have done

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fate

noun

destiny; events that someone believes will happen due to some force or power

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prominent

adjective

important or famous

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melt

verb

to soften in feeling; to become gentle

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utility

noun

a service provided (electricity, water, gas supply) for public consumption

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install

verb

to fix or put in place so that it can be used, often used for things like furniture, equipment, or programs in a computer

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mode

noun

a particular type or form of something; a manner or way of doing something

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initiative

noun

an introductory act or step; leading action

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assure

verb

to provide a guarantee

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chase

verb

to pursue in order to catch or catch up with

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district

noun

an area, section, or division of a city, town, or country, often with distinct and particular features

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mean

adjective

(of someone or something) unkind, malicious, or offensive

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mean

verb

to have something as its definition or to represent something

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refine

verb

in chemistry, to make a substance pure by taking other substances out of it

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weed

noun

a wild plant that grows very quickly where it is not wanted because it covers or kills other plants

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interfere

verb

to get involved in a situation in order to achieve a desired outcome like preventing something from happening or progressing

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merchant

noun

a person who buys and sells commodities for profit

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segment

noun

one of the parts into which something naturally separates or is divided; a division, portion, or section

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vote

verb

to formally express one's preference for a candidate, plan, proposed resolution, etc.

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correspond

verb

to be similar to or the same as something else

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bankrupt

adjective

financially ruined; impoverished

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execute

verb

to do or carry out; to accomplish

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