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Mastering Skills for TOEFL iBT - Reading Ch.5

Reading Section / Chapter 5
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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