Sunday, August 12, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (53)

Deliberate, adjective (deliberates, deliberating, deliberated) 
planned, projected, schemed, calculated, careful, meticulous, scrupulous, foresighted, 
forethoughtful, provident, prudent
For example, if you do something that is deliberate, you planned or decided to do it
beforehand, and so it happens on purpose rather than by chance.  
Witnesses say the firing was deliberate and sustained.  
Straighten up, straighten (straightens, straightening, straightened)   
order, arrange, array, dispose, marshal, methodize, systemize
For example, if you straighten something, you make it tidy or put it in its proper position.
She sipped her coffee and straightened a picture on the wall.

Sip, verb (sips, sipping, sipped) 
drink, imbibe, quaff, sup (off or up), swallow, toss
For example, if you sip a drink or sip at it, you drink by taking just a small amount at a
He sipped at the glass and then put it down.

Branch, noun (branches, branching, branched) limb, bough
For example, the branches of a tree are the parts that grow out from its trunk and have
leaves, flowers, or fruit, growing on them.
They’re cutting a branch off the tree.

Trunk, noun (trunks)  
For example, the trunk of a tree is the large main stem from which the branches grow.
The house was built beside the gnarled trunk of a birch tree.

Stem, noun (stems, stemming, stemmed)  
For example, the stem of a plant is the thin, upright part on which the flowers and leaves
He stepped down, cut the stem for her with his knife, and handed her the flower.

Gnarled, adjective  
For example, a gnarled tree is twisted and strangely shaped because it is old.
There is a large and beautiful garden full of ancient gnarled trees.

Ancient, adjective  
aged, age-old, antediluvian, antique, hoary, old, timeworn, venerable, obsolete
For example, ancient means very old or something which has existed for a long time.
They have practiced ancient Jewish traditions all of their lives.

Ladder, noun (ladders)  
For example, a ladder is a piece of equipment used for climbing up something or down
from something. It consists of two long pieces of wood, metal, or rope with steps fixed
between them.
He is doing some work on a ladder.

Put out, verb  
extinguish, douse, out, quench, squelch
For example, if you put out a fire, candle, or cigarette, you make it stop burning.
Fireman tried to free the injured and put out the blaze. 

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