TOEFL Words to Know

TOEFL Words to Know

Are you feeling nervous about your upcoming TOEFL test? The more vocabulary that you study, the more confident you will feel when taking the test. However, make sure that you are not only focusing on vocabulary. Many vocabulary words you can guess the meaning through context. While there may still be words you have never heard of, it is important not to get too hung up on those words. If you will need to know the definition of a word in order to understand the main idea of a passage, the test will give you the definition. 

Although it is not possible to know which vocabulary words you will find in the text, it will be beneficial to you to increase your vocabulary as much as possible. If you are preparing for the TOEFL but still feel overwhelmed by the vocabulary, here are a few more words you may see when taking the test. 

1.      Apprentice: a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages

2.      Fortuitous: happening by a lucky chance; fortunate

3.      Zealous: having or showing great energy; passionate

4.      Recumbent: (usually of a person) lying down

5.      Disconsolate: without consolation or comfort; unhappy

6.      Ignominy: public shame or disgrace

7.      Abash: works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner; learner

8.      Effete: no longer capable of effective action

9.      Writhe: make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body

10.   Bereave: be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one's death

11.   Reverberate: have continuing and serious effects

12.   Captious: (of a person) tending to find fault or raise petty objections; critical

13.   Inordinate: unusually or disproportionately large; excessive

14.   Tranquil: free from disturbance; calm

15.   Omnipotent: having unlimited power; ability to do anything 

Now you should memorize the words and practice using them. To help you remember, you can use them in sentences, make flashcards, or play vocabulary games. You can use whichever method you prefer. If you are interested in finding more information about enrolling in a TOEFL course in Los Angeles or Orange County, visit our website American English Language School or email!

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Published on November 22, 2022

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