Mastering Skills for TOEFL iBT - Reading Ch.5

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Reading Section / Chapter 5

terse

brief; concise

realize

to accomplish

embellishment

an exaggeration; a decoration

modifier

a word that serves to change the meaning of another

strife

The state of experiencing conflict or trouble

perseverance

the quality of continuing under difficult conditions

refuge

a shelter; a protected state or place

assess

to estimate the value of

convey

to communicate a message

utilize

to use

respondent

one who replies to something

feedback

a response

efficacy

the degree of effectiveness

simulated

artificial

degenerative

characterized by a gradual decline

key

important

longevity

the duration of life

optimally

in a most desirable manner

influx

arrival, flood

inflammatory

characterized by swelling in an area of the body

affix

to attach oneself to something

amoeba

an organism with only one cell

stagnation

the process of becoming stale or foul through not flowing or moving

propagate

to reproduce

olfactory

pertaining to the sense of smell

ensue

to follow closely after something

municipal

relating to a town or city

outlet

an opening to let something out

fluctuation

a variation or change

terrestrial planet

any of the four planets nearest the sun

trace

a small amount

planetesimal

a small rocky astronomical object that merged with others to form the planets

angstrom unit

an astronomical measurement roughly equal to the distance between the Earth and the sun

tumultuous

chaotic

render

to put something in a particular state

featureless

lacking defining qualities

dominant

more common

prominent

famous; well-known

apprentice

to work under someone in a trade

proportion

the relationship of size between different objects

perspective

the technique of portraying different distances in a painting

composition

a piece of art

intertwined

joined with

austerity

a sense of harshness or severity

remnant

a small remaining part

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