David Jang Toefl Day 3

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agenda

(n.) the program for a meeting; a list, outline, or plan of things to be considered or done

amiable

(adj.) friendly, good-natured

befuddle

(v.) to confuse, make stupid

blight

(n.) a disease that causes plants to wither and die; a condition of disease or ruin; (v.) to destroy, ruin

boisterous

(adj.) rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited

clarity

(n.) clearness, accuracy

compliant

(adj.) willing to do what someone else wants; obedient

conserve

(v.) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save

debut

(n.) a first public appearance; a formal entrance into society; (v.) to make a first appearance

gory

(adj.) marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence

gross

(adj.) overweight; coarse, vulgar; very noticeable; total;
(n.) an overall total (without deductions); twelve dozen;
(v.) to earn

induce

(v.) to cause, bring about; to persuade

leeway

(n.) extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error

limber

(adj.) flexible; (v.) to cause to become flexible

maze

(n.) a network of paths through which it is hard to find one's way; something very mixed-up and confusing

oracle

(n.) someone or something that can predict the future

partisan

(n.) a strong supporter of a person, party or cause; one whose support is unreasoning; a resistance fighter, guerrilla;
(adj.) strongly supporting one side only

reimburse

(v.) to pay back; to give payment for

vacate

(v.) to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul

vagabond

(n.) an idle wanderer; a tramp;
(adj.) wandering; irresponsible

authorize

(v.) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to

culprit

(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender

dawdle

(V.) to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary

dissect

(v.) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care

expend

(V.) to pay out, spend; to use up

fatality

(n.) an event resulting in death; an accidental death

gullible

(adj.) easily fooled, tricked, or cheated

illicit

(adj.) not permitted, unlawful, improper

immerse

(V.) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply

inflammatory

(adj.) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder

memorandum

(n.) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report

pathetic

(ADJ.) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity; woefully inadequate

presevere

(v) to keep dispite difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough

prevaricate

(v.) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose

quash

(v.) to crush, put down completely

relish

(n.) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; (v.) to enjoy greatly

reminisce

(v.) to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences

scour

(v.) to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; to move about quickly in search of

tribute

(n.) something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment

writhe

(v.) to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle

affluence

(n.) wealth, riches, prosperity; great abundance, plenty

arrears

(n.,pl.) unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty

cascade

(n.) a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forward in quantity; (v.) to flow downward (like a waterfall)

cringe

(v) to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness

crotchety

(adj.) cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims

format

(n.) the size, shape, or arrangement of something

immobile

(adj.) not movable; not moving

impassable

(adj.) blocked so that nothing can go through

innovation

(n.) something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.

jovial

(adj.) good-humored, in high spirits; merry

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