Save
Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

300 Toefl Words 2

300 Toefl Words 2 - Words 21-60

QuestionAnswer
ANNALS - in the annals of literature. Historical records
ANONYMOUS -an anonymous publication. Of unknown name; whose name is withheld; lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction.
ANTHOLOGY – an anthology of modern poetry. A book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject
ANTITHESIS (adj.: ANTITHETICAL) - His selfish attitude seemed to me the antithesis o patriotism. Contrast; the direct opposite
APATHY (adj.: APATHETIC) - attributed his failure to apathy, rather than lack of ability. Lack of feeling, emotion, or interest. Synonyms: torpor, lethargy, sluggishness, listlessness, languor, lassitude, dispassion; (verb) languish. Antonyms: zeal, animation
APPREHENSIVE - Being unprepared, John is apprehensive of the examination. Uneasy or fearful about something that might happen.
APPRISE -apprised his lieutenants of the new situation. 1. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess; 2. to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc. 3. to inform
ARBITER - a fair decision rendered by the arbiter A person who has authority to decide matters in dispute. Synonyms: mediator, arbitrator
ARCHETYPE –copies reproduced from the archetype The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype. Synonym: prototype. Antonyms: Stereotype, facsimile, replica
ARID – the arid farmland 1. being without moisture; extremely dry; parched- the arid desert land. 2. barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture. Synonyms. jejune, parched. Synonyms: arable, fertile
ARMISTICE The armistice halted the war A temporary suspension of hostilities. Synonym: truce
ARTFUL - attained his mean objective by artful measures 1. slyly crafty or cunning; deceitful; tricky. Synonyms: cunning, wily, adroit, ingenious, guileful. Synonyms: guileless, ingenuous, artless. 2. skillful or clever in adapting means to ends; ingenious
ARTICULATE (verb) – an articulate man, always ready to give his views To speak clearly or distinctly - articulated slowly so that he could not be misunderstood. (adj.): Capable of speech; distinct, clear.
ASKANCE - looked askance at the forged signature With suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval.
ASSIDUOUS - an assiduous worker, toiling long hours Constant; unremitting. Synonyms: sedulous, attentive, diligent, indefatigable. Antonyms: indolent, slothful
ASYLUM -found asylum from persecution A place offering shelter and retreat. Synonyms: sanctuary, refuge
ATTRIBUTE (verb) -Generosity was his outstanding attribute To regard as resulting from a specified cause; considered as caused by something indicated -attributed his success to bard work. Synonym: ascribe. (noun): An inherent qualit.
AUGMENT - an army augmented by numerous enlistments. To increase or enlarge. Synonyms: enhance, amplify - Antonyms: abate, curtail
AUSPICIOUS - The prospect for this project appears auspicious. Indicating a happy outcome. Synonyms: propitious, fortunate. Antonyms: ominous, foreboding
AWRY - the picture, hanging awry on the wall Unsymmetrical; not straight. Synonym: askew
BANAL -bored by his banal remarks Lacking in freshness, originality, or vigor. Synonyms: commonplace, hackneyed, prosaic, trite, stereotyped, vapid. Synonyms: racy, original, vivid
BANTER -The two wits exchanged banter, to the amusement of the audience Good-natured teasing or ridicule. Synonyms: raillery, chaff
BELIE - His gracious manner belied his evil purpose To give a false idea of. Synonym: misrepresent
BELLICOSE - His bellicose attitude often got John into fights Inclined to quarrel; warlike. Synonyms: pugnacious, contentious, disputatious. Antonyms: pacific, conciliatory
BENEVOLENT - like a benevolent monarch, bestowing many favors Characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings. Synonyms: benign, benignant, gracious, magnanimous Antonyms: malevolent, malignant
BESMIRCH - besmirched his opponent's good name with vile epithets 1. To soil or dirty 2. to detract from the honor or luster of. Synonyms: stilly, defile, smirch, bespatter
BIAS - He was misled by his bias A particular tendency or inclination, esp. one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice. Synonyms: bigoted, arbitrary, partial, partisan Antonyms: disinterested, equitable
BIZARRE - bizarre clothes, outlandish in the extreme Strikingly out of the ordinary: as a : odd, extravagant, or eccentric in style or mode b : involving sensational contrasts or incongruities. Synonyms: odd, fantastic, grotesque, eccentric
BLAND – The soup was quite bland. Not highly flavored; mild; tasteless. Synonyms: piquant, tart, racy, caustic, acrid, pungent
BLEMISH (verb) - a character without a blemish To scar or spoil - Bad associates blemished his character. (noun): A disfigurement, defect.
BOG - sank into the spongy bog Wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter. Synonyms: morass, fen, quagmire, mire, swamp
BOMBASTIC (noun: BOMBAST) - a bombastic speech, inflated with meaningless high-flown words High-sounding; pretentious in language. Synonyms: ranting, pompous, fustian
BOORISH - exhibited the boorish manners of a backwoodsman Unrefined in speech or manners. Synonyms: churlish, uncouth. uncultured, crass Antonym: suave
BUFFOON - acting like a buffoon, full of ludicrous tricks A person given to coarse or undignified joking.
CABAL - a cabal of prominent persons united to overthrow the government A small group of persons engaged in plotting. Synonyms: junta, faction
CACOPHONOUS - a cacophonous blare of trumpets, noisy and discordant Unharmonious sounding. Synonyms: dissonant, discordant, blatant, strident, raucous Antonyms: mellifluous, euphonious, dulcet
CADAVEROUS -His face appeared cadaverous from long imprisonment Corpselike; hence, haggard, pale. Synonyms: ghastly, gaunt, pallid (noun: pallor), wan, ashen. Antonyms: rubicund, florid
CALLOUS - made callous by long suffering Unfeeling or insensitive. Synonyms: insensible, obdurate
CANDID (noun: CANDOR) -a candid reply that could hardly be more forthright Frank, outspoken; impartial. Synonyms: artless, ingenuous, unbiased. Antonyms: guileful, evasive
CANTANKEROUS – showed a cantankerous and sullen disposition Ill-natured; quarrelsome. Synonyms: petulant, peevish, contentious, pugnacious, testy, choleric, fretful. Antonyms: amiable, affable, equable
Created by: anino
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards