Developing Skills for TOEFL iBT - Reading Ch.8

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Reading Section / Chapter 8

nuisance

a source of annoyance or trouble

capability

the quality of being able to do something

exhibit

to show something

microscopic

too small to be seen without the use of a microscope

habitable

able to be lived in

antibiotic

a medicine used to destroy bacteria

implement

to set up; to establish

life cycle

the complete process of change and development during the useful life of something

toxicity

the degree to which a substance is poisonous

mediator

a link between two people or groups

execute

to put a plan into action

instate

to establish

foster

to encourage; to allow

proximity

nearness

runaway

out of control

greenhouse effect

the heating of a planet due to the inability of heat to leave the atmosphere

serve

to have the function of

exacerbate

to make worse

concentration

density

beatification

the improvement of the visual appeal of something

pioneer

someone who introduces a new idea

effectively

to make happen

sanctuary

a place to find rest and relaxation

bustle

chaotic activity

cohesive

connecting parts in a practical way

cater

to provide something that is desired

selective

characterized by the ability to make choices

stimulus

something that causes a person to perform an action

subsequent

next in series

disregard

to ignore

relevance

the relation to a current topic or matter

redirect

to move from one place to another

devote

to commit to a particular purpose

metaphor

figurative language; a concept that is used to represent an unrelated idea

bondage

the state of being restrained

stage

to plan and carry out

evict

to put out from a building

fit

well suited

transpire

to happen

figuratively

using a metaphor; not literally

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