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EW Lesson 4

Barron's Essential Words for the TOEFL Lesson 4

TermDefinition
Ambiguous (Adjective) of unclear meaning; something that can be understood in more than one way (Synonyms) vague Other words: (adverb) ambiguously; (noun) ambiguity
Arbitrary (Adjective) an action or decision made with little thought, order, or reason (Synonyms) haphazard Other words: (adverb) arbitrarily; (noun) arbitrariness
Assert (Verb) to express or defend oneself strongly; to state positively (Synonyms) declare Other words: (adverb) assertively; (noun) assertiveness; (noun) assertion; (adjective) assertive
Astounding (Adjective) very surprising (Synonyms) astonishing Other words: (verb) astound; (adverb) astoundingly
Astute (Adjective) very intelligent, smart, clever (Synonyms) perceptive Other words: (adjective) astutely; (noun) astuteness
Concur (Verb) to have the same opinion or draw the same conclusion (Synonym) Agree Other words: (noun) concurrenca
Deceptively (Adverb) making something appear true or good when it is false or bad (Synonyms) misleadingly Other words: (adjective) deceptive; (verb) deceive; (noun) deception
Designate (Verb) to specify, name, or select to do a task; to indicate (Synonyms) assign Other words: (noun) designation; (noun) designator
Determined (Adjective) strong in one's opinion, firm in conviction, to find out (Synonyms) resolute Other words: (noun) determination; (verb) determine
Elicit (Verb) to get the factsor draw out the truth (Synonyms) extract Other words: (noun) elicitation
Embody (Verb) to be a good example of a concept or idea (Synonyms) exemplify Other words: (noun) embodiment
Instigate (Verb) to causee a conflict or argument (Synonyms) initiate Other words: (noun) instigator; (adjective) instigative; (adverb) instigatively
Mundane (Adjective) common or routine (Synonyms) ordinary Other words: (adverb) mundanely; (noun) mundaneness; (noun) mundanity
Petition (Verb) to make a request (Synonyms) appeal Other words: (noun) petition
Relinquish (Verb) to give up control (Synonyms) abdicate Other words: (noun) relinquishment
Resilient (Adjective) strong enough to recover from difficulty or disease (Synonyms) tenacious Other words: (adverb) resiliently; (noun) resilience
Tempt (Verb) to make it attractive to do something, usually something not good (Synonyms) entice Other words: (adverb) temptingly; (noun) temptation; (adjective) tempting
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