400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL LESSON 9 - Memory Vocabulary Test
acquisition [ˌækwəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] n.
The act of taking possession of something
→ Our recent acquisition of over 2,000 books makes ours the biggest library in the region.
Usage tips Acquisition is often followed by of.
Parts of speech acquire v.
anomaly [əˈnɑməli] n.
→ White tigers get their beautiful coloring from a genetic anomaly.
consciously [ˈkɑnʃəsli] adv.
With awareness of one’s actions
→ He may have hurt her feelings,but he never would have done so consciously.
Parts of speech consciousness n., conscious adj.
degrade [dəˈɡreɪd] v.
To reduce in value or strength
→ The roads in cold or wet areas of the United States degrade faster than those in warm,sunny regions.
Parts of speech degradation n., degradable adj.
gap [ɡæp] n.
Opening; a big difference in amount or quality
→ The small gap between the walls in the old house caused cold drafts to come in.
indisputable [ˌɪndəˈspjudəb(ə)l] adj.
Beyond doubt; unquestionable
→ The members of the jury found her guilty because they found the facts of the case indisputable.
Parts of speech indisputably adv.
intervene [ˌɪn(t)ərˈvin] v.
To come between
→ A good mediator intervenes only as much as necessary to settle a dispute between other parties.
Parts of speech intervention n.
intuitively [ɪnˈt(j)uədɪvli] adv.
By means of a natural sense about things that are hard to observe
→ Many mothers know intuitively when something is wrong with their children.
Parts of speech intuition n., intuitive adj.
recede [rɪˈsiːd] v.
To move back or away from
→ After the age of 30, his hairline began to recede further back from his forehead.
Parts of speech recession n., recessive adj.
retrieve [rɪˈtriːv] v.
To bring or get back
→ Most dogs can be trained to retrieve objects that their owners have thrown.
Parts of speech retriever n., retrievable adj.