30 terms

TOEFL Academic Vocabulary Clues- 1 (do first)

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accurate
(adj.) correct and exact
analyze
(vb.) to examine something by looking at its parts in order to understand its essential elements or structure.
appropriate
(adj.) right or well-suited for a particular situation or purpose
bias
(n.) favoring one side, position, or belief, generally without admitting it; prejudice
conclusion
(n.) the opinion you reach after considering all the information about something; the summary and end of an argument or essay
context
(n.) The words before or after a word that influence its meaning; what happened before or after something that helps you understand it better.
demonstrate
(vb.) to prove by showing examples
detect
(vb.) to discover or identify the presence of something
determination
(n.) a final judgment; or an intense purpose to do something in spite of obstacles
determine
(vb.) to decide; find or establish exactly; cause (or discover the cause)
effective
(adj.) successful in fulfilling its purpose
evaluate
(vb.) to judge or place a value on something
evidence
(n.) clues or information that can help solve a crime or support an argument
factor
(n.) A quality or one part of a cause of something happening: ("Ramon's excellent study skills were a factor in his success on the PSAT.")(can also be a vb.)
hypothesis
(n.) possible explanation of something not yet understood; prediction of what you think is going to happen
identify
(vb.) to recognize and name someone or something
implication
(n.) an idea that is not clearly stated, but can be inferred from what a person did say
imply
(vb.) to express indirectly or suggest something without stating it clearly
infer
(vb.) to guess or understand by reasoning something that is not clearly stated
interpret
(vb.) to determine meaning, or express the same meaning in a different language or different form; translate. ("Music or interpretive dance can sometimes express emotions better than words.")
investigate
(vb.) to carry out a systematic inquiry to examine the facts of an incident and determine the truth.
objective
(n.) goal or purpose; (adj.) an unbiased point of view, based on facts and not influenced by personal desires or opinions
similarity
(n.) the ways in which something is like (similar to) something else
solve
(vb.) to find the answer to a problem (scientific, mathematical, or in life: "The new drains finally solved the city's flooding problem.")
specify
(vb.) to point to one particular (specific) thing, not just any of its kind
suggest
(vb.) to imply (hint at an idea without stating it directly), or to propose (a solution to a problem)
summarize
(vb.) to briefly retell in your own words the main ideas and most important details of an article, book, or idea
support
(vb.) to back up and provide help and reinforcement (physical or emotional)(It can also be a noun)
valid
(adj.) true or legally acceptable (like a valid license). (A valid argument needs to be based on facts and solid reasoning.)
variable
(n.) something that changes: There was one variable in the experiment.
(adj.) changing frequently: The weather was variable: cloudy one day, and sunny the next.

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