400 Must have words for TOEFL

Mc-Graw-Hills 400 Must have words for TOEFL + Synonyms -- Under Construction
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  1. abandon
    forsake; leave behind
  2. adversely
    in an opposing manner
  3. aggregate
    a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together
  4. gather
    assemble or get together
  5. cultivation
    production of food by preparing the land to grow crops
  6. fertilize
    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
  7. nourish
    provide with sustenance
  8. intensify
    increase in extent or strength
  9. irrigation
    the act of supplying dry land with water by artificial means
  10. obtain
    come into possession of
  11. gain
    obtain
  12. photosynthesis
    formation of compounds in plants aided by radiant energy
  13. precipitation
    the falling to earth of any form of water
  14. demand
    request urgently and forcefully
  15. effort
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  16. strain
    exert much effort or energy
  17. ample
    more than enough in size or scope or capacity
  18. sustainable
    capable of being prolonged
  19. boost
    increase
  20. institutional
    relating to an organization founded for a specific purpose
  21. incompetence
    lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
  22. anticipate
    regard something as probable or likely
  23. expectation
    belief about the future
  24. prone
    having a tendency
  25. tremor
    an involuntary vibration, as if from illness or fear
  26. catastrophic
    extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
  27. ruin
    an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
  28. collide
    crash together with violent impact
  29. eruption
    the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge
  30. measure
    determine the dimensions of something or somebody
  31. famine
    a severe shortage of food resulting in starvation and death
  32. flood
    the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto land
  33. opponent
    someone who offers resistance
  34. impact
    the striking of one body against another
  35. influence
    a power to affect persons or events
  36. persevere
    be persistent, refuse to stop
  37. obstacle
    something that stands in the way and must be surmounted
  38. plunge
    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
  39. release
    grant freedom to; free from confinement
  40. phenomenon
    any state or process known through the senses
  41. meteorology
    the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere
  42. devastation
    the state of being decayed or destroyed
  43. prevalent
    most frequent or common
  44. apparently
    seemingly; as far as one can tell
  45. acquisition
    something gained
  46. acquire
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  47. conscious
    having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
  48. degrade
    reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
  49. intervene
    be placed or located between other things
  50. bestow
    give as a gift
Created on July 18, 2013 (updated November 4, 2013)

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