thomson toefl ex Flashcards

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Terms Definitions
ensue
follow, result
inexorable
adj. unstoppable
endorse
authorize, approve, support
gorgeous
adj. attractive, beautiful
notify
v. inform, tell
dim
unclear, faint, indistinct
CONTROVERSIAL
a. disputable, debatable
ARID
a. dry, barren
linger
v. remain, stay
innocuous
adj. harmless, inoffensive
harmonious
adj. friendly, agreeable, peaceful
oversee
v. supervise, manage, effect
damp
adj. moist, wet, humid
CRUEL
(a) brutal, vicious, ruthless
pounce
v. jump, leap, spring
potent
adj. strong, powerful, effective
prudent
adj. careful, sensible, cautious
ASTUTE
a. intelligent, clever, perceptive
mythical
adj. legendary, imaginary, fictional
irate
adj. angry, annoyed, upset
cautious
a. careful, alert, prudent
grim
adj. severe, dreary, bleak, somber
defective
adj. flawed, faulty, broken, malfunctioning
CONFLICT
n. (1) disagreement, argument
(2) battle, war
ASTOUNDING
a. amazing, astonishing, surprising, startling
mar
v. damage, ruin, deface, spoil
clever
a. smart, sharp, witty, bright
determine
(1) decide, agree on
(2) control, shape, govern
provoke
v. (1) irritate, anger, annoy;
(2) cause, trigger
implement
v. realize, achieve, put into practice, execute
n. tool, instrument
keen
adj. (1) sharp; (2) shrewd, clever, bright; (3) eager, enthusiastic
oblong
adj. oval
evade
escape, avoid, elude
hardly
adv. barely, scarcely
overcast
adj. cloudy, gloomy
delusion
illusion, dream, fantasy
distinct
seperate, different, discrete
COVERT
a. secret, hidden
ALLOT
v. divide, distribute
moral
adj. honorable, ethical
clumsy
a. awkward, inept
harsh
adj. strict, severe, rough
glitter
v. sparkle, shine, glisten
oversight
n. error, mistake, omission
detect
observe, spot, sense, perceive
CONVENIENT
a. accessible, available, handy
particle
n. piece, bit, fragment
prosper
v. flourish, thrive, succeed
ARTIFICIAL
a. synthetic, imitation, man-made
legendary
adj. mythical, fabled, famous
intense
adj. powerful, heightened, concentrated
cluster
n. group, bunch, collection
gentle
adj. mild, kind, considerate, nice
debris
n. wreckage, ruins, broken pieces,
prescribed
adj. arranged, set, agreed on
AUSTERE
a. strict, harsh, severe, stern
inhabit
v. live, dwell, reside, populate
clash
v. argue, dispute, quarrel
n. argument, conflict, dispute
CRUDE
(a) (1) rude, impolite, vulgar
(2) unprocessed, raw, unrefined
AVERSE
a. opposed to, against, hostile to
elude
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
clue
n. hint, suggestion, sign, piece of evidence
downfall
collapse, defeat
exhaustive
thorough, complete, comprehensive
hasty
adj. quick, rushed
gregarious
adj. sociable, friendly
din
noise, clamor, commotion
device
instrument, tool, mechanism
declare
v. announce, proclaim
plead
v. appeal, beg
ADAPT
v. adjust, modify
mend
v. fix, repair
coax
v. persuade, urge
gullible
adj. innocent, trusting, credulous
offspring
n. young, children, descendants
overt
adj. open, obvious, conspicuous
CORDIAL
a. congenial, warm, friendly
CURB
v. restrict, limit, control
perpetual
adj, constant, endless, eternal
prior
adj. earlier, preceding, former
APPRAISE
v. evaluate, estimate, assess
minute
adj. tiny, minuscule, infinitesimal
luminous
adj. bright, shining, glowing
ingenious
adj. brilliant, imaginative, clever
commence
v. begin, initiate, start
opulent
adj. luxurious, decorative, elaborate, showy
dispute
argument, quarrel, debate, clash, feud
pungent
adj. bitter, harsh, biting, sharp
lag
v. fall behind, go slowly
incursion
n. raid, attack, small-scale invasion
handful
n. not many, only a few
COSMOPOLITAN
a. (1) sophisticated, worldly, urbane, well traveled
(2) international, worldwide, universal
ACCLAIM
v. applaud, praise, honor
n. applause, praise, honor
graphic
adj. (1) related to visual images;
(2) clear, explicit, vivid
electrify
1. to wire or equip with electric power 2. to thrill or shock
drench
wet, soak
enchanting
delightful, charming, captivating
hazardous
adj. dangerous, risky
novel
adj. new, innovative
divulge
reveal, admit, disclose
dogged
stubborn, determined, persistent
pace
n. rate, speed
ADHERE
v. stick, cling
idea
concept, notion, thought
clog
v. block, obstruct
grade
n. quality, value, worth
ominous
adj. threatening, menacing, dangerous
dynamic
energetic, forceful, active, vibrant
COPIOUS
a. abundant, ample, plentiful
plausible
adj. likely, credible, believable
ABANDON
v. desert, leave behind
morale
n. spirit, confidence, attitude
lurk
v. plowl, sneak, hide
infinitesimal
adj. tiny, minute, minuscule
candid
a. honest, truthful, realistic
colossal
a. huge, enormous, gigantic
objective
adj. fair, impartial, unbiased, neutral;
n. goal, purpose, aim
COZY
a. (1) comfortable, warm;
(2) friendly, intimate, close
plush
adj. luxurious, opulent, rich, elegant
mourn
v. lament, cry, show sorrow
jeopardy
n. risk, danger, hazard, threat
hazy
adj. (1) misty, cloudy, foggy
(2) unclear, fuzzy
COPE WITH
v. deal with, manage, handle
link
v. join, connect, fasten, bind
n. connection, tie
dot
v. are located in, are scattered around
n. spot, point
gag
n. (1) joke, trick; (2) sth that prevents someone from speaking
v. (1) choke for a moment, feel momentarily sick; (2) prevent someone from speaking
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