Sunday, August 12, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (56)

Pharmacy, noun (pharmacies)
For example, a pharmacy is a department where medicines are sold or given.
Make sure you understand exactly how to take your medicines before you leave the

Prospect, noun (prospects, prospecting, prospected) 
vista, lookout, outlook, perspective
For example, if there is some prospect of something happening, there is a possibility that it
will happen. 
What are my promotion prospects in this job?

In charge, prepositional phrase
For example, if you are in charge in a particular situation, you are the most senior person
and have control over something or someone. 
Who’s in charge here?

Anniversary, noun (anniversaries)
For example, an anniversary is a date which is remembered or celebrated because a special
event happened on that date in a previous year.
Vietnam is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ho Chi Minh.

Lower, verb (lowers, lowering, lowered) 
abate, bate, close, diminish, drain (away), dwindle, lessen, peak (out), peter (out), rebate,
recede, reduce, taper, taper off
For example, if you lower something, you make it less in amount, degree, value, or quality.
The central Bank has lowered interest rates by two percent.

Unanimous, adjective (unanimously) 
agreed, agreeing, concordant, concurrent, harmonious
For example, when a group of people are unanimous, they all agree about something or all
vote for the same thing.  
The people were unanimous in their condemnation of the proposals.

Editor, noun (editors) 
For example, an editor is the person who is in charge of a newspaper or magazine and who
decides what will be published in each edition of it.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper will hire a new editor next month.

Condemnation, noun (condemnations)
For example, condemnation is the act of saying that something or someone is bad and
There was widespread condemnation of Saturday’s killings.
Be on one’s own, verb phrase     
For example, when you are on your own, you are alone.
Speaker A: “Who’s going to the overseas branch with you?”
Speaker B: “I’ll be on my own.”

Shipping, noun 
direct, freight, export
For example, shipping is the transporting of cargo as a business, especially on ships.
The international shipping industry performs seventy-five percent of the world’s exports
and imports. 

Valid, adjective 
cogent, convincing, satisfactory, satisfying, solid, sound, telling
For example, if a ticket or other document is valid, it can be used and will be accepted by
people in authority. 
How long is the warranty valid?

Basement, noun (basements) 
base, bed, bottom, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork, substructure, understructure
For example, the basement of a building is a floor built partly or completely below ground
They bought an old schoolhouse to live in and built a workshop in the basement. 

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