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Essential Words for the TOEFL Lesson 29 Vocabulary Test

Essential Words for the TOEFL Lesson 29 Vocabulary Test

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  • acknowledge (n. acknowledgment; adj. acknowledged)
  1. to know, remember, and accept the existence of something

The foreman acknowledged the fact that there had been a mistake in the design of the house.
The promotion he received was an acknowledgment of his excellent work.

  • acquire (adj. acquisitive; n. acquisition)
  1. to gain or come to possess

He acquired two beautiful paintings during his visit to Taipei.
The office’s most recent acquisition was a new photocopier.

  • adage
  1. a traditional saying

There is an old adage that states, “Slow and steady wins the race.”
Over the years, the author’s sayings became popular adages in his town.

  • assimilate (n. assimilation)
  1. to become a part of

The United States of America has assimilated people from all parts of the world.
Assimilation of a new cultural environment can be difficult.

  • assortment (adj. assorted)
  1. a variety

You have an assortment of elective courses from which to choose.
He bought a box of assorted books at the book fair.

  • caliber
  1. the standard of; the degree of goodness

The high caliber of her work earned her a raise in pay.
Only parts of the highest caliber can be used to make repairs on the spacecraft.

  • condensed (v. condense)

adj. made smaller; shortened; merge
syn. summarize

This is a condensed version of the original research report.
Try to condense the two chapters into one.

  • contradictory (v. contradict; n. contradiction)

adj. not agreeing with the facts or previous statements made on the subject; declared wrong
syn. inconsistent

It is contradictory to say that you know French after studying it for only three months.
The expert contradicted himself during his presentation.

  • disregard (n. disregard)
  1. to pay no attention

They disregarded the no parking signs and were ticketed by the police.
His disregard of the lab instructions caused him to make many errors.

  • precious

adj. having much monetary or sentimental value; beautiful
syn. cherished

This golden ring is my most precious possession.
The precious stone was one of a kind.

  • prominent (adv. prominently; n. prominence)

adj. famous; having a high position
syn. renowned

Their talent for locating oil deposits made them prominent geologists in the corporation.
He gained prominence through his television appearances.

  • requisite (v. require; n. requirement; n. requisition*; v. requisition*)

adj. needed for a specific purpose;
       *a formal request
syn. demanded

Here is the list of requisite courses for the master’s degree in biology.
The project team made a requisition for a new set of reference books.

  • stable (adv. stably; n. stability)

adj. experiencing few or no changes; not moving
syn. steady

Be sure the ladder is stable before climbing it.
Most people believe that maintaining economic stability is an important goal of every government.

  • unravel (n. unraveling)
  1. to organize; make clear

The detective was not able to unravel the mystery of the missing money.
The unraveling of the Soviet Union took place in the span of a few months.

  • vague (adv. vaguely; n. vagueness)

adj. not clear; ambiguous
syn. unclear

She has only vague memories of her childhood.
The vagueness of his directions caused us to get lost.

  • vast (adv. vastly)

adj. very much; very large
syn. huge

I have noticed a vast improvement in your English vocabulary.
Unfortunately, the water quality has deteriorated vastly since my last visit here.

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