400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL LESSON 16 - Expertise Vocabulary Test
curriculum [kəˈrɪkjʊləm] n.
The courses of study offered by an educational institution
→ The teachers met to design a new curriculum for the Intensive English Program.
distinctly [dɪsˈtɪŋktlɪ] adv.
→ I distinctly remember saying that we would meet at noon.
Parts of speech distinction n., distinct adj.
erudite [ˈerʊdaɪt] adj.
→ Even though Stella was only a freshman, she was considered erudite by both her classmates and her professors.
fortify [ˈfɔːtɪfaɪ] v.
→ The high-priced drink had extra vitamins and minerals to fortify the body.
Parts of speech fortification n.
implicitly [ɪmˈplɪsɪtlɪ] adv.
Without being stated; unquestioningly
→ By joining the competition, she agreed implicitly to the rules.
Parts of speech implicit adj.
parochial [pəˈrəʊkɪəl] adj.
Restricted in outlook; relating to the local parish
→ Marla moved from her rural community to get away from its parochial thinking.
rigor [ˈrɪɡər] n.
Strictness; difficult situations that come from following rules strictly
→ The wrestler followed his diet with rigor.
Parts of speech rigorous adj.
roster [ˈrɑstər] n.
A list, especially of names
→ Two of the names on the roster were misspelled.
secular [ˈsekjʊlər] adj.
Worldly rather than spiritual; not related to religion
→ Few private schools in the United States are secular.
suspend [səsˈpend] v.
To cause to stop for a period; to hang as to allow free movement
→ The trial was suspended when the judge learned that one of the jury members knew the defense lawyer.
Parts of speech suspension n., suspension adj.