Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (207)

Voyage (noun) 
a course or period of traveling by other than land routes
Henry sent out more than 50 expeditions but went on none of these voyages himself.  

Wandering (adjective) 
leading the life of a person or animal without a fixed home; moving from place to place
To survive the ice ages, man learned to anticipate and to adapt to the habits of animals,
including their wandering migrations.
Wanton (adjective) 
merciless, inhumane
There are reports that several hundred innocent civilians have been killed in fighting in
and around Monrovia and of wanton destruction of property and widespread looting.

Wares (noun) 
manufactured articles; goods
Because there was a colonial preference for imported wares and because there were bad
economic conditions, the glass business of Caspar Wistar failed in 1774.

Warrant (verb) 
to be proper or sufficient occasion for
When conditions warranted, gold and silver miners arrived in California.

Wary (adjective) 
trying attentively to avoid danger, risk, or error
People wary of aggressive drivers make good defensive drivers who are less likely to
have an accident.

Watery (adjective) 
lower than normal in strength or concentration due to a mixture
Once all the "good stuff" is removed from the small intestine, our gut passes the
indigestible watery gruel that is left to the colon.

Waver (verb) 
to become unsure or begin to change from a previous opinion
Although he never  wavered in his devotion to colonial rights and early committed
himself to independence as an unwelcome last resort, Adams's innate conservatism made
him determined in 1770 that the British soldiers accused of the Boston Massacre receive a
fair hearing.
Webcast (noun) 
a transmission of sound and images (as of an event) via the World Wide Web  
She also answered questions during a live webcast from children around the world. 

White-collar (adjective) 
of, relating to, or constituting the class of salaried employees whose duties do not call for 
the wearing of work clothes or protective clothing
More white-collar workers would lose eligibility due to new language that redefines
what qualifies as professional, executive and administrative work. 

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