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Developing Skills for TOEFL iBT - Reading Ch.8

Reading Section / Chapter 8
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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