400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL LESSON 6 - Ancient Life Vocabulary Test
accuracy [ˈækjurəsɪ] n.
→ The research department checks all our articles for accuracy of facts before we print them.
Usage tips Accuracy is often followed by of.
Parts of speech accurate adj., accurately adv.
adjacent [əˈdʒeɪsənt] adj.
→ Even though the villages are adjacent to each other, their residents speak different languages.
Usage tips Adjacent is often followed by to.
Parts of speech adjacency n.
compress [kəmˈpres] v.
To press together
→ To make the foundation stronger, they compressed the soil before pouring the concrete.
Parts of speech compression n., compressed adj.
feasibly [ˈfiːzəblɪ] adv.
Practically; in a way that can work
→ Scientists can’t feasibly bring energy from deep ocean currents to where it is needed—on land.
Parts of speech feasibility n., feasible adj.
gut [gʌt] v.
To empty or hollow out
→ In order to remodel the house, we must first gut it and throw away all the old fixtures.
Usage tips Gut also means “the stomach of an animal”; this verb makes an image,that the inside of a building is like the inside of an animal.
Parts of speech gut n., gutted adj.
integrally [ˈin(t)əɡrəli] adv.
In a whole or complete manner
→ Writing and spelling are taught integrally as part of the reading program.
Parts of speech integrate v., integrity n., integral n., integral adj.
overlap [ˌoʊvərˈlæp] v.
To lie over part of something; to have elements in common
→ One of the two assistants will likely get fired, since most of their duties in the office overlap.
Parts of speech overlap n.
retain [rəˈteɪn] v.
To keep or hold
→ The rain fell so heavily that the banks of the river could not retain all the water.
Parts of speech retainer n., retention n.
seep [sip] v.
To pass slowly for a long time, as a liquid or gas might
→ As the containers rusted, the toxic waste seeped into the ground.
Usage tips Seep is often followed by into or through.
structure [ˈstrək(t)ʃər] n.
Something constructed, such as a building
→ Most companies have a social structure that can’t be understood by outsiders.
Parts of speech structure v., structural adj, structurally adv.