Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Ubiquitous-Utilitarian (Part III) 5 of 9

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    • 478. Ubiquitous
      U. B. I. Q. U. I. T. O. U. S. — Ever-present. Omnipresent.
      The following sentence illustrates its usage.
      ⇢      I keep trying to avoid him but he is the most ubiquitous man I have ever met.

      • 479. Ulterior
        U. L. T. E. R. I. O. R. — Hidden. Secret. Clandestine.
        The antonym for ulterior is transparent or obvious.
        Listen to its usage in this sentence.
        ⇢      She had ulterior motives for helping him.

        • 480. Undulate
          U. N. D. U. L. A. T. E. — Roll. Rebel. Rise and fall.
          Note how the word is used in this sentence.
          ⇢      The undulating arms and legs of the dancers were mesmerizing to watch.

          • 481. Untenable
            U. N. T. E. N. A. B. L. E. — Shaky. Flawed. Unsustainable.
            The antonym for untenable is watertight.
            For example.
            ⇢      The proposal was rejected because the committee felt it was untenable.

            • 482. Unique
              U. N. I. Q. U. E. — Special. Unusual.
              The antonym for unique is common.
              The following sentence illustrates its usage.
              ⇢      She had a unique way of dressing that set her apart from other women.

              • 483. Unison
                U. N. I. S. O. N. — Harmony. Unity. Unanimity.
                The antonym for unison is discord.
                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                ⇢      We all yelled “Surprise!” in unison when she entered the darkened room.

                • 484. Utilitarian
                  U. T. I. L. I. T. A. R. I. A. N. — Useful. Practical. Effective.
                  The antonym for utilitarian is useless.
                  Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                  ⇢      The graduate student only like theories that at some utilitarian value in the real world.

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