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300 Toefl Words 8

300 Toefl Words 8 - Words 261-300

RAMIFICATION Consequence, outgrowth - studied the subject in all its ramifications.
RECIPROCATE To return in kind or degree for something received - held each other in reciprocal esteem.
REITERATE Say something again or a number of times , typically for emphasis or clarity: reiterated his story once more.
RENEGADE One who forsakes political or party principles or his religious faith - a renegade from his former allegiance. Synonyms: turncoat, apostate, recreant, traitor
REPRISAL Injury inflicted in turn for one received - took action in reprisal against his neighbor. Synonym: retaliation
RESENTMENT Feeling of displeasure or indignation resulting from mistreatment or abuse - showed resentment at what he considered an unwarranted insult. Synonyms: umbrage, dudgeon, animosity
RESILIENT Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions: a resilient Spirit, refusing to admit defeat.
RESPITE (1) Temporary deferment or cessation of work or pain - a brief respite from labor. . Synonym: surcease. (2) A temporary delay in the execution of -a sentence - granted the doom man a temporary respite. . Synonym: reprieve
RETRIBUTION The reward or punishment exacted for an injury, wickedness, or other action - suffered just retribution for his folly. Synonyms: requital, nemesis
RETRIEVE (1) To make good -retrieved a mistake. (2) To recover -retrieved the suitcase left at the station. (3) To restore - retrieved his lost fortunes.
REVERBERATE To echo; have continuing and serious effects: - a shot reverberating through the valley. Synonym: resound
RUDIMENTARY In an early stage of development - possessing only a rudimentary, knowledge of physics. Synonym: incipient
RUE (adj.: RUEFUL) To be sorry for-He will rue the day he left home. Synonyms: regret, repent
SANCTIMONIOUS Pretending to be religious - showed his hypocrisy in a sanctimonious display of piety.
SCOURGE A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering - a disease that scourged the country. . Synonym: tribulation
SCRUTINIZE Examine or inspect closely and thoroughly -scrutinized the contents of the letter.
SINISTER Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen; evil or criminal - the sinister look of a gangster.
SLEAZY Sordid, corrupt, or immoral - sleazy cloth which is used only in cheap garments. Synonym: unsubstantial
SLOVENLY Untidy and dirty -severely criticized the student's slovenly appearance. Synonyms: slipshod, slatternly, frowzy
SPORADIC Occurring singly, at irregular intervals; scattered - sporadic cases of illness.
SPURN To refuse or reject with contempt - an offer that was spurned instantly. Synonyms: repel, snub
STRINGENT Strict, precise, and exacting -stringent requirements. Synonyms: exacting, rigid Antonym: lax
STUPENDOUS Amazing by, virtue of its immense size, force, or any quality in exceptional degree - The circus is a stupendous spectacle. Synonyms: astounding, prodigious, monstrous, marvelous, colossal, awful
SUCCULENT Tender, juicy, and tasty - a succulent steak. Antonyms; desiccated, vapid
TANGIBLE Real; actual - tangible gains which may be seen. and counted. Synonyms: material, veritable, perceptible, substantial
TANTAMOUNT Equivalent - an act that is tantamount to treason.
TAUNT (verb) Provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks: - taunted him with the charge of failure to act promptly. . Synonyms: mock, twit, gibe, sneer, deride. (noun): An insulting, jeering, or bitter remark - hurled taunts at his foes.
TEEMING In abundance, fertile, highly productive - the teeming tropics, rank with vegetation. Synonyms: swarming, fruitful, fecund, abounding
TENUOUS Slender; not substantial; of slight importance - clung desperately to his tenuous hope.
TRANSGRESS To break a law or command; to violate a moral principle; to overstep a moral bound or limit - transgressed the bounds of decency; transgressed the law.
TRIVIAL Of little importance - a trivial offense. Synonym: paltry. Synonyms: gross, momentous
UBIQUITOUS Existing everywhere - The common cold is a ubiquitous complaint. Synonyms: omnipresent, universal
VANQUISH To subdue or conquer -an army vanquished with heavy losses.
VENEER A superficial appearance or show designed to impress one with superiority - pierced beneath his thin veneer of elegance. Synonym: gloss
VENERABLE Deserving respect or reverence because of age - a venerable leader.
VERSATILE Able to do many things skillfully - versatile in all the arts.
VICARIOUS Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person:- took vicarious pleasure in his brother's victory.
WAIVE Refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim): - waived his rights to the property. Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake
WHIM (adj.: WHIMSICAL) A sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained: -frequently acted on the whim of the moment. Synonyms: caprice, vagary, crotchet
WRITHE To twist about (usually with pain) - writhed in agony on the floor. Synonyms: contort, squirm
Created by: anino on 2012-08-02

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