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300 Toefl Words 1

300 Toefl Words 1 - Words 1-20

ABANDON - abandoned the sinking ship. To give up completely - abandoned the sinking ship. Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake
ABET - treacherously abetted the enemy. To encourage -or support Synonyms: spur, incite. Antonym: deter
ABRIDGE - abridged his lengthy speech. To shorten Synonyms: curtail, diminish, retrench. Antonyms: protract, elongate, amplify
ACADEMIC theoretical academic interests; an academic discussion, with no practical implications. Pertaining to school; Synonym: scholastic
ACCELERATE - took an accelerated course in order to graduate early. To quicken, speed up Synonym: expedite (adj. expeditious). Antonym: retard
ACCOLADE - a tremendous accolade for a returning hero. An award or salute Synonyms: tribute, ovation
ACCORD - in full accord with his view. Agreement or harmony Synonyms: concord, concurrence. Antonyms: dissension, discord
ACRIMONIOUS - stung by the acrimonious remark. Sharp or harsh in language or temper Synonyms: caustic, acerb, pungent, tart, mordant, acrid; (noun) asperity. Antonyms: suave, affable
ACUMEN - showing exceptional business acumen. Keenness of mind or insight Synonyms: perspicacity, discernment, perception. Antonym: obtuseness
ADVERSITY - calm in the face of adversity. A state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty Synonyms: affliction, mischance, reverses
AESTHETIC - interested in aesthetic values rather than in purely practical affairs. Pertaining to the beautiful
AFFABLE a much admired, affable gentleman. Sociable, courteous, and agreeable in manner Synonyms: civil, complaisant, benign, gracious, genial, urbane, cordial. Antonyms: curt, brusque, rude, boorish, surly
AFFLUENT - a large bequest from an affluent grandfather. Having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich Synonyms: opulent, profuse. Antonyms: destitute, impecunious
ALACRITY - responded to the flattering offer with alacrity. Eagerness; cheerful promptness Synonyms: celerity, briskness, energy, animation. Antonyms: apathy, nonchalance, sluggishness, lethargy, phlegmatic
ALIENATE - He has alienated his entire family. To make indifferent or hostile; to turn away; transfer or divert
ALLAY - at ease now that his fears have been allayed. To put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest; calm; quiet Synonyms: appease, alleviate, pacify, assuage, abate, mitigate, propitiate, mollify, placate. Antonyms: intensify, aggravate
ALLUDE (noun: ALLUSION) - alluded quite subtly to his friend's misfortune. To refer casually or indirectlySynonyms: insinuate, intimate, imply. Antonyms: refer, cite
AMBIGUOUS - puzzled by the ambiguous statement. Uncertain, vague, capable of being interpreted- in more than one way Synonyms: hazy, obscure, equivocal, dubious, nebulous. Antonyms: explicit, unquestionable
ANACHRONISM - A machine gun at the Battle of Yorktown would be an anachronism. A thing placed or occurring out of its normal time
ANALOGY (adj.: ANALOGOUS) - He indicated points of analogy between the two situations. A relation between two things shown in the resemblance not of the things themselves but of their characteristicsSynonyms: correspondence, affinity. Antonym: anomaly.
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