Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Eccentric-Exterminate (Part I) 5 of 7

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    • 120. Eccentric
      E. C. C. E. N. T. R. I. C. — Odd. Unusual.
      The antonym for eccentric is conventional.
      Listen to its usage in this sentence.
      ⇢      Sally was quite ordinary but her sister was more eccentric.

      • 121. Edible
        E. D. I. B. L. E. — Eatable.
        The antonym for edible is inedible.
        The following sentence illustrates its usage.
        ⇢      Some wild mushrooms are poisonous but others are edible.

        • 122. Efficacy
          E. F. F. I. C. A. C. Y. — Effectiveness. Efficiency.
          The antonym for efficacy is inefficiency.
          Note how the word is used in this sentence.
          ⇢      The efficacy of the drug was proven in many studies.

          • 123. Effigy
            E. F. F. I. G. Y. — Image. Statue.
            Listen to its usage in this sentence.
            ⇢      The revolutionaries burned an effigy of the president to show their contempt for him.

            • 124. Eligible
              E. L. I. G. I. B. L. E. — Qualified. Suitable.
              The antonym for eligible is ineligible.
              For example.
              ⇢      Because you were enrolled in college you’re eligible to apply for financial aid.

              • 125. Emancipate
                E. M. A. N. C. I. P. A. T. E. — To set free. Liberate.
                The antonym for emancipate is enslave.
                The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                ⇢      The slaves were finally emancipated at the end of the civil war.

                • 126. Enmity
                  E. N. M. I. T. Y. — Animosity. Hostility.
                  Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                  ⇢      The argument over the fence created enmity between the two neighbors.

                  • 127. Ensue
                    E. N. S. U. E. — A verb meaning to resulted or develop from.
                    Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                    ⇢      The country suffered not only because of the earthquake but of the ensuing famine.

                    • 128. Entrenched
                      E. N. T. R. E. N. C. H. E. D. — Established. Embedded.
                      ⇢      A fear of doctors is so entrenched in the village that it is difficult to provide medical care.

                      • 129. Equitable
                        E. Q. U. I. T. A. B. L. E. — Fair. Evenly divided.
                        The antonym for equitable is inequitable.
                        For example.
                        ⇢      The union and the administrators finally reached an equitable agreement.

                        • 130. Espionage
                          E. S. P. I. O. N. A. G. E. — Spying. Surveillance.
                          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                          ⇢      The spy had been involved in espionage ever since he was a young man.

                          • 131. Establish
                            E. S. T. A. B. L. I. S. H. — Set up. Created.
                            Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                            ⇢      Once the boundaries are established we will begin the game.

                            • 132. Eternal
                              E. T. E. R. N. A. L. — Endless. Everlasting.
                              The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                              ⇢      Some people believe that after death there is eternal life in heaven.

                              • 133. Evict
                                E. V. I. C. T. — Expel. Force to leave.
                                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                ⇢      The landlord evicted the man because he didn’t pay his rent.

                                • 134. Evolution
                                  E. V. O. L. U. T. I. O. N. — Development. Advancement.
                                  For example.
                                  ⇢      In science class we learned about the evolution of people.

                                  • 135. Exceed
                                    E. X. C. E. E. D. — Go beyond. Surpass.
                                    Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                    ⇢      At this hotel the [stand hopes?] to exceed your expectations in every way.

                                    • 136. Exclaim
                                      E. X. C. L. A. I. M. — Cry out. Yell.
                                      The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                      ⇢       “I can’t believe you’re here!” my aunt exclaimed.

                                      • 137. Excursion
                                        E. X. C. U. R. S. I. O. N. — Trip. Outing.
                                        For example.
                                        ⇢      We are going on an excursion to Thailand.

                                        • 138. Exquisite
                                          E. X. Q. U. I. S. I. T. E. — Beautiful. Superb.
                                          Exquisite is the opposite of ugly.
                                          Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                          ⇢      The garden was filled with exquisite flowers.

                                          • 139. Extemporaneous
                                            E. X. T. E. M. P. O. R. A. N. E. O. U. S. — Impromptu.
                                            Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                            ⇢      Some speakers like to read their speeches but the best ones speak extemporaneously.

                                            • 140. Extensive
                                              E. X. T. E. N. S. I. V. E. — Wide ranging. Broad.
                                              The antonym for extensive is narrow.
                                              For example.
                                              ⇢      The library has an extensive collection of antique books.

                                              • 141. Exterminate
                                                E. X. T. E. R. M. I. N. A. T. E. — To get rid of. To kill off.
                                                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                                ⇢      When I found termites in my wall I applied bug poison to exterminate them.

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