TOEFL VOCAB-7. by Hatice Oncel. gag. n. joke, trick; choke I did a few opening gags about the band that had been on before me. gala. Adj. festive, happy. garrulous. Adj. talkative, chatty. gaudy. Adj. showy, flashy, gaudy plastic flowers. genial. Adj. pleasant, cordial, agreeable
n. joke, trick; choke
I did a few opening gags about the band that had been on before me
Adj. festive, happy
Adj. talkative, chatty
Adj. showy, flashy,
gaudy plastic flowers
Adj. pleasant, cordial, agreeable
The head teacher is very genial/has a genial manner.
v. sparkle, shine, glisten
n. majesty, fame
He dedicated his poetry to the glory of God
v. grab, understand
Rosie suddenly grasped my hand.
Adj. sociable, friendly
Emma's a gregarious, outgoing sort of person.
Adj. severe, dreary, somber
a grim-looking block of flats
v. hold, seize; n. hold, possession
The baby gripped my finger with her tiny hand
Adj. exhausting, difficult, arduous
Junior doctors often have to work a gruelling 100-hour week
Adj. innocent, naïve, trusting
There are any number of miracle cures on the market for people gullible enough to buy them
v. delay, obstruct, block
Fierce storms have been hampering rescue efforts and there is now little chance of finding more survivors.
n. not many
Adj. random, chance, unplanned
He tackled the problem in a typically haphazard manner
n. accord, agreement, peace
Imagine a society in which everyone lived together in(perfect) harmony.
Adj. agreeable, friendly, peaceful
v. control, utilize
There is a great deal of interest in harnessing wind and waves as new sources of power.
Adj. quick, rushed
He warned against making hasty decisions
Adj. misty, foggy; unclear, fuzzy
hazy memories of childhood
v. obey, follow, mind
The airline has been criticized for failing to heed advice/warnings about lack of safety routines.
v. block, hamper
High winds have hindered firefighters in their efforts to put out the blaze.
Adv. Up to now, so far
Mira revealed hitherto unsuspected talents on the cricket pitch.
v. lift, raise, pick up
A helicopter hoisted the final section of the bridge into place
n. color, tint, shade
In the Caribbean waters there are fish of every hue.
v. pitch, throw, fling
In a fit of temper he hurled the book across the room