TOEFL WORDS TEST 13



1.
fathom
  v. to disagree; to differ in opinion
  adj. genuine
  v. to penetrate and understand
  adj. fussy about minute details
 
2.
accord
  n. agreement or harmony
  v. to irritate or provoke
  adj. profuse or generous; given to extravagance
  ad. indicating a happy outcome
 
3.
abridge
  adj. having an air of easy carelessness or liveliness
  adj. designed to teach, imparting a lesson
  v. to shorten
  n. a conclusion reached by reasoning from data or premises
 
4.
anarchy
  n. state of confusion or lawlessness
  adj. juicy
  n. improper act, manners, or expression
  adj. foolish; silly
 
5.
accelerate
  v. to quicken, speed tip
  n. a relation between two things shown in the resemblance not of the things themselves but of their characteristics
  n. a phrase that describes a quality (good or bad) in a person or thing
  v. to restate the meaning of a passage in other words
 
6.
lavish
  adj. positive in expressing an opinion
  adj. sentimental to the point of tears
  adj. profuse or generous; given to extravagance
  n. one who advocates extreme basic changes
 
7.
candid
  n. evenness of temper or mind
  adj. coarse and stupid
  adj. incapable of being defended or held
  adj. frank, outspoken
 
8.
prognosticate
  adj. of low morals; corrupt
  adj. capable of existing together in harmony
  v. to forecast
  v. to irritate or provoke
 
9.
cryptic
  adj. to express sorrow or grief over
  n. one who advocates extreme basic changes
  adj. containing hidden meaning
  adj. of a hopeful disposition; blood-red in color
 
10.
err
  adj. separate
  adj. threatening or showing evil; dishonest
  adj. no longer productive; hence, lacking in or, worn out
  v. to make a mistake or to do something wrong
 
11.
exodus
  n. a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others
  adj. sacrificing moral principles in order to attain power; politically cunning
  n. departure, emigration
  adj. bearing, or acting with, deliberate ill-will or spite
 
12.
machiavellian
  adj. pertaining to the clergy or the church
  n. an offender
  adj. sacrificing moral principles in order to attain power; politically cunning
  n. a sudden notion or passing fancy
 
13.
supine
  adj. lying down; leaning back or down
  adj. lacking firmness
  adj. lying flat on the back; inert, inactive, averse to taking action
  adj. of low morals; corrupt
 
14.
idiosyncrasy
  n. a. personal peculiarity
  adj. queer; unusual in appearance
  n. a relation between two things shown in the resemblance not of the things themselves but of their characteristics
  n. trickery, deception
 
15.
extirpate
  v. assign
  v. to root out, destroy totally
  adj. wise; shrewd
  adj. continuing a long time; habitual
 
16.
curt
  adj. materially or practically useful
  v. to follow or result
  v. to root out, destroy totally
  adj. rudely abrupt
 
17.
abandon
  v. to give up completely
  adj. sociable, courteous, and agreeable in manner
  n. a cliff
  n. esteem or influence accorded for recognized achievements or reputation
 
18.
zealous
  adj. lacking in self-confidence
  adj. full of enthusiasm or eagerness
  v. to exercise self control; to keep from
  adj. unable to be satisfied
 
19.
impale
  adj. genuine
  adj. profuse or generous; given to extravagance
  v. to pierce through with a pointed instrument
  adj. equivalent
 
20.
sordid
  adj. mean and base; filthy
  adj. secret; stealthy
  n. a place offering shelter and retreat
  adj. sentimental to the point of tears
 
21.
hypothesis
  adj. working secretly or slyly
  n. a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others
  n. an assumption made for the sake of argument
  v. to exclaim or utter suddenly
 
22.
blithe
  adj. gay and light-hearted in spirit or mood
  n. a cliff
  n. extravagant exaggeration for effect
  adj. entertaining
 
23.
provisional
  adj. temporary; for the time being
  n. extravagant exaggeration for effect
  n. a situation calling for a choice between two equally difficult alternatives; hence, a difficult or perplexing situation
  adj. inclined to quarrel; warlike
 
24.
amenable
  adj. obedient; willing to submit
  v. to make fun of or copy by imitating
  n. a place offering shelter and retreat
  adj. rambling from one subject to another
 
25.
accolade
  adj. untiring
  v. to erase or cancel, take out or remove
  adj. having or expressing more than one possible meaning, sometimes intentionally
  n. an award or salute
 
26.
caricature
  adj. entertaining
  adj. corpselike; hence, haggard, pale
  v. to empty or to use up
  n. a picture or other description of a person which exaggerates ludicrously one or more of his distinctive features
 
27.
itinerant
  adj. traveling about; wandering
  n. a god
  adv. with one's identity concealed
  adj. to belittle or speak slightingly of
 
28.
virago
  adj. rigorously self-denying
  n. a scolding or ill-tempered woman
  n. art authoritative statement; a saying
  adj. lacking in; not possessing
 
29.
gregarious
  v. to pretend
  v. to refer to indirectly
  adj. habitually fond of associating in a company or herd
  n. meaning; significance or importance
 
30.
retrieve
  v. to make good; to recover
  v. to pierce through with a pointed instrument
  adj. lacking in freshness, originality, or vigor
  n. temporary deferment or cessation of work or pain; a temporary delay in the execution of -a sentence
 
31.
complacent
  adj. self-satisfied
  adj. proud; looking down with contempt on others
  adj. pertaining to public discussion or law courts
  v. to declare positively; to confirm
 
32.
extraneous
  v. to pierce through with a pointed instrument
  adj. not essential; foreign
  v. assign
  n. the reward or punishment exacted for an injury, wickedness, or other action
 
33.
paradox
  adj. flimsy and cheap
  v. to gain an advantage by the use of trick to evade by the use of deception; to go around