TOEFL English Vocab (A - M)


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abandon: lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
abash: embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
abdicate: give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
abet: aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
academic: related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
banter: good-humored, playful conversation
biased: favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
blemish: mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
candid: straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial
chronic: lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
collusion: secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy
compatible: harmonious; having similar disposition and tastes
construction: act of constructing or building something
copious: plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
curt: having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
delete: erase; strike out; remove or make invisible
deluge: great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water
denounce: condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner
devastation: an event that results in total destruction; the state of being decayed or destroyed
disconsolate: sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
diverse: differing in some characteristics; various
edict: decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
elicit: draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
erudite: learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
exodus: departure of a large number of people
feasible: capable of being accomplished or brought about
fiasco: complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
fluctuate: rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
genesis: coming into being of something; origin
gregarious: sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
hail: call for; salute; greet; praise vociferously
heinous: grossly wicked; abominable; hateful; infamous
hovel: shack; small, wretched house
immune: resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to
import: bring in from another country
incarcerate: imprison; put into jail; shut up or inclose
inordinate: exceeding reasonable limits; excessive; not regulated; disorderly
jargon: language used by a special group; technical terminology; nonsensical or meaningless talk
labyrinth: maze; complex structure of interconnecting passages
lavish: liberal; wasteful; excessive spending
lucid: easily understood; clear; intelligible
masquerade: assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions; dramatic performance by actors in masks
mediocre: moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary; commonplace
meticulous: excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
mimic: copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression
mundane: belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; concerned with commonplaces; ordinary
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