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TOEFL Words | Questions 431-440 431. Glass fibers were little more than a novelty until the 1930’s, when their thermal and electrical insulating properties were appreciated and methods for producing continuous filaments were developed. The word “appreciated” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) experienced (B) recognized (C) explored (D) increased   432….

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TOEFL Words | Questions 421-430 421. The downtown business district did not grow apace with the city as a whole, and the rapid transit system designed to link the center with outlying areas withered away from disuse. The phrase “apace with” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) anew with (B) apart from…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 411-420 411. This new technology enabled them to build factories in the Nation’s largest cities, taking advantage of urban concentrations of inexpensive labor, Good transportation networks, and eager customers. The word “eager” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) wealthy (B) knowledgeable (C) regular (D) enthusiastic   412. Small,…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 401-410 401. At the heart of a comer’s coma lies a nucleus of solid material, typically no more than 10 kilometers across. The word “heart” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) center (B) edge (C) tail (D) beginning   402. The most graphic proof that the grand spectacle…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 391-400 391. In 1903 the members of the governing board of the University of Washington, in Seattle, engaged a firm of landscape architects, specialists in the design of outdoor environments — Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts — to advise them on an appropriate layout for the university grounds. The word “engaged”…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 381-390 381. The simple of these is the carbon dioxide from the respiration of an ant cluster, a chemical that acts pheromone to promote aggregation. The word “cluster” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) organ (B) activity (C) group (D) cycle   382. Fire ants also make use…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 371-380 371. One of the best-known examples of mass extinction occurred 65 million years ago with the demise of dinosaurs and many other forms of life. The word “demise” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) change (B) recovery (C) help (D) death   372. One interesting, and controversial,…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 361-370 361. When water is scarce (as is often the case on a mountain) , lichens may become dormant and remain in that condition for prolonged periods of time. The word “prolonged” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) precise (B) extended (C) approximate (D) regular   362. For…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 351-360 351. Young that are fed by their parents become nutritionally independent at a much greater fraction of their full adult size. And in the meantime those young are shielded against the vagaries of fluctuating of difficult-to-find supplies. The word “shielded” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) raised…

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TOEFL Words | Questions 341-350 341. Its peoples became great traders, bartering jewellery, pottery, animal pelts, tools, and other goods along extensive trading networks that stretched up and down eastern North America and as far west as the Rocky Mountains. The word “bartering” is closest in meaning to which of following? (A) producing (B) exchanging…

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