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Check Your English Vocabulary for TOEFL

Check Your English Vocabulary for TOEFL

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B__________d is often preceded by the words cultural,disadvantaged,educational,ethnic,
middle-class,privileged,religious,social,or working class.

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An action can have a / an adverse,beneficial,cumulative,damaging,detrimental,dramatic,harmful,
immediate,major,negative,positive,profound,serious,significant,or substantial e__________t on
something.

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When they speak, a person might have a broad,heavy,pronounced,strong,thick,or unmistakable
a__________t.

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If you are not sure about the answer to a question, you can take a / an educated,good,informed,
inspired,lucky,rough,or wildg__________s.

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You can accept,ask for,follow,get,give,ignore,obtain,offer,provide,receive,take,or want
a__________e to / from someone.

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You can give a problem careful,detailed,due,or seriousc__________n.

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A s__________n can be constructive,helpful,positive,practical,sensible,or tentative. You can
adopt,make,offer,oppose,reject,submit,volunteer,or welcomeone of these.

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You can disobey,disregard,follow,give,ignore,issue,obey,provide,or repeatan i__________n.

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A s__________n to a problem or dispute can be ideal,optimal,peaceful,possible,practical,
satisfactory,simple,or workable.

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You can ask,deny,gain,get,give,grant,obtain,receive,refuse,request,or seekp__________n to
do something.

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You can encounter,experience,face,find,or haved__________y with something.

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A q__________n can be academic,educational,formal,professional,specialist,or vocational. You
can acquire,gain,get,have,hold,obtain,or possessone of these.

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O__________y is often preceded by the adjectives ample,excellent,golden,great,ideal,lost,missed,
perfect,rare,or unique. It is also often preceded by the verbs miss,offer,provide,seize,or take.

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When you are trying to guess or calculate something, you can make a / an accurate,conservative,
realistic,reliable,or roughe__________e.

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A product or a person can have broad,mass,popular,universal,or wide a__________l.

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You can collect,destroy,gather,or produce e__________e that something has been done. This can
be admissible,circumstantial,conclusive,incriminating,sufficient,or supporting.

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M__________e can be alternative,complementary,conventional,herbal,holistic,orthodox,or
traditional.

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When you do something, you usually have a / an compelling,good,legitimate,logical,main,major,
obvious,simple,or validr__________n for doing it.

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If you are not careful, or if you are unlucky, you might be involved in a bad,fatal,horrific,minor,
nasty,serious, or tragica__________t.

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You can accept,assume,bear,exercise,fulfill,shoulder, or taker__________y for your (or someone
else's) actions.

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You can conclude,negotiate,reach,secure, or signan a__________t.

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An object can have distinctive,important,interesting,key,main,special,striking, or unusual
f__________s.

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If someone has a rather “negative” personality, their b__________r can be aggressive,antisocial,
bad,disruptive,insulting,threatening, or violent.

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You can have a brilliant,checkered,distinguished,glittering,promising,successful, or varied
c__________r.

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When you work as part of a team, you can make a great,huge,important,major,outstanding,
positive,significant,useful, or valuablec__________n to the team and its activities.

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You can give a / an accurate,brief,detailed,full,general,vague, or vividd__________n of
something.

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C__________m of something (for example, a book or the actions of a politician) can be adverse,
fierce,outspoken,severe,strong, or widespread.

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You can conduct,demand,launch,order,require, or undertakean i__________n into something.

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For actions and achievements, you can command,deserve,earn,gain,have,lose,show, or win
r__________t. This can be considerable,deep,genuine,healthy,mutual, or proper.

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When doing something complicated, you can adopt,apply,choose,develop,devise,employ,
pioneer,provide, or usea m__________d that makes it easier or more effective.

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A s__________e can be alphabetical,chronological,logical,numerical, or random.

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J__________t can be affected,delivered,exercised,formed,given,impaired,made,passed,reserved,
or suspended.

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You can undertake a / anambitious,collaborative,individual,innovative,joint,major,minor,special,
or specificp__________t.

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You can assess,chart,check,evaluate,follow,hamper,hinder,impede,monitor,obstruct,review,
slow,track, or watchthe p__________s of something.

31.

If someone does something wrong, you might teach them a hard,harsh,important,salutary,or
valuablel__________n.

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Exercise 1

Complete each of the following sentences with one verb. This verb should be one that is often used (i.e.,
it collocates) with the nouns and / or adverbs in italics. To help you, the first and last letters of each word
have been given to you, and there is a sample sentence to show you how that verb could work with one
of the nouns or adverbs.

Write your answers in the appropriate spaces in the grid. If you do this correctly, you will reveal a word in
the shaded vertical strip that is often used with one of these nouns: authority, confidence, credibility,
legitimacy, morale, positionsor stability(for example, “He's very worried about his exams, so we don't
want to do anything that might _____ his confidence any further
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