TOEFL 80+ – Key Vocabulary Needed to Achieve 80+ on the TOEFL (Top 2000+ Terms)/
Target 80+ Unit 37

Target 80+ Unit 37

Total: 50 words

hostile

adjective

not hospitable

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forbid

verb

to make it difficult or impossible to do something

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deteriorate

verb

to weaken, disintegrate, or become progressively worse over time

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offshoot

noun

something branching off or deriving from a principal origin or source

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conceive

verb

to form or devise something, such as a plan or idea, in the mind; to imagine

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surpass

verb

to be better or greater than something or someone; to exceed

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pavement

noun

a paved path or surface, such as a road or street

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outwit

verb

to deceive, defeat, or get the better of by cunning or ingenuity

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thread

noun

a thin, twisted strand of fiber or filament used in sewing or weaving

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query

noun

a question; an inquiry

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render

verb

to give or provide

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aquatic

adjective

(of an animal or plant) living and growing in water

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awe

noun

an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc.

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biodiversity

noun

the existence of a wide variety of plants and animals in their natural habitat

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conceive

verb

to judge or regard

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mean-spirited

adjective

selfish, malicious, or petty

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multitude

noun

a great or large number

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thread

noun

an aspect, element, or train of thought connecting all the different parts of an argument, situation, or story

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homogeneous

adjective

of the same or similar kind; essentially alike

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imaginary

adjective

existing in the imagination; not based on fact

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twig

noun

a small and slender branch of a tree or other plant

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aquatic

adjective

of or relating to water

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awe

verb

to cause a feeling of respect and admiration toward something or someone, usually accompanied by fear or dread

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convene

verb

to assemble, gather, or summon for an activity or meeting

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hinder

verb

to interfere or obstruct the activity or progress of someone or something

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suppress

verb

to keep back or restrain; to reduce the incidence or severity of

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prohibitive

adjective

(of a cost, charge, or price) designed or tending to discourage or prevent purchase, sale, or use

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considerable

adjective

rather large or great in amount, extent, distance, etc.; a lot of; much

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thread

verb

to push thread through the hole in a needle

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homogeneous

adjective

of uniform composition or nature

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compelling

adjective

(of an argument, evidence, etc.) tending to persuade; convincing

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fanciful

adjective

existing only in fancy; unrealistic; imaginary

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obey

verb

to do what you are told or expected to do

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emigrant

noun

a person who leaves one's own country to live or settle in another country

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misinterpret

verb

to explain, interpret, or understand wrongly

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salinization

noun

the act or process of increasing the salt concentration in a medium, especially non-saline soil

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lava

noun

the hot liquid or molten rock that comes out of a volcano

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trail

noun

the marks, smell, signs, etc. left by someone or something while moving

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prohibitive

adjective

(of a law or rule) tending to prohibit, prevent, or restrain from doing something

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considerable

adjective

important or significant

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flourish

verb

to prosper and grow in a way that makes you successful, attractive, healthy, etc.

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compelling

adjective

driving or forcing; forceful

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conspicuous

adjective

clear, noticeable, or prominent

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decompose

verb

to be broken down physically and chemically; to decay

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sensitive

adjective

easily affected by one's environment or situation

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optical

adjective

of or relating to vision, light, or images

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outstanding

adjective

extremely good; excellent

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trail

verb

to follow the path or smell of something or someone

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chronic

adjective

lasting for a very long time; often pertains to medical illnesses

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hydroponics

noun

a method of growing plants using water being pumped into gravel or other material instead of soil

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