TOEFL English Vocabulary (N - Z)

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Practice your English vocabulary with this flashcard deck and prepare for the TOEFL exam.

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notorious: disreputable; known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous
nautical: relating to ships, sailors, or navigation
oblivion: condition or quality of being completely forgotten; official overlooking of offenses; amnesty
obtrusive: inclined to intrude or thrust one's self or one's opinions upon others; enter uninvited; forward; pushing; intrusive.
ostracize: exclude from community or group; banish by popular vote
paradox: something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
parody: work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of
pensive: deeply, often dreamily thoughtful; engaged in serious thought or reflection; contemplative
perverse: stubbornly wrongheaded; directed away from what is right or good
platitude: dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality
precocious: advanced in development; appearing or developing early
prestige: impression produced by achievements or reputation; recognized distinction or importance
prognosis: forecasted course of a disease; forecast or prediction; likelihood of recovery from a disease
radical: drastic; extreme; arising from or going to a root or source; basic
reciprocal: concerning each of two or more persons or things; exchangeable; interacting
refute: disprove; prove to be false or incorrect
renegade: disloyal person; traitor or rebel
retribution: something justly deserved; recompense; compensation; punishment for offenses
sanctimonious: excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious
scourge: whip used to inflict punishment; severe punishment
sovereign: having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent
succulent: full of juicy; full of richness; highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable
tranquil: free from disturbance; pacific
truculence: aggressiveness; ferocity; ferociously cruel actions or behavior
ubiquitous: being or existing everywhere; omnipresent
vanquish: conquer; overcome; come out better in a competition
versatile: having many talents; capable of working in many fields
waive: give up temporarily; yield; give up voluntarily; defer
writhe: move in twisting or contorted motion; contort in pain
zenith: point directly overhead in sky; summit