Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (164)

Probable (adjective) 
likely to happen or to be true; based on probability or presumption
The Ontario report found a probable link between firefighting and cancer even though
the evidence was inconsistent.

Probe (verb) 
to study in order to acquire information The committee probed more into the allegations of whether or not he had engaged in
insider trading.
Procedure (noun) 
an official or prescribed course of action; a method used in dealing with something 
For those unfamiliar with the term, cold reading is the description of the personality,
characteristics, and features, past experiences and sometimes the future of a person
without the use of standard psychological or other formal diagnostic procedures.

Proclamation (noun) 
a public statement; the act of announcing
Dubbed the Emancipation Proclamation, the law decreed that all slaves were free men.
Precocious (adjective) 
exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age
A recent study in Norway suggests that wild salmon lose out to sexually precocious
fish-farm invaders when breeding in rivers. 

Procurement (noun) 
the act of getting possession of: obtaining by particular care and effort
Most organ procurement organizations offer programs that forward letters from
organ recipients to the families of organ donors. 

Profound (adjective) 
beyond the understanding of the average mind
It is a complex story within the healthcare scheme of technological modernization that
has one profound and simple reality: there will not be enough money to pay for the
healthcare costs of this country.

Progeny (noun) 
a group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors
John Adams's marriage of 54 years to this wise, learned, strong willed, passionate, and
patriotic woman began the brilliant phase of Adams family history that produced their
son John Quincy, his son Charles Francis, his sons Henry and Brooks, and numerous
other distinguished progeny.

Project (verb) 
a rough or tentative calculation
The costs of advances in modern medical technology and services have been projected
to be between $1.5 to $2.3 trillion dollars.

Prolific (adjective) 
characterized by great productivity
Ebay, an Internet company allowing people to buy and sell products Online, is one of the
most prolific businesses in recent history.

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