The Only TOEFL Vocabulary You Actually NEED To Know


I have stated numerous times in my group and private sessions, and have written in different blog posts, that One does not need to study Vocabulary for The TOEFL iBT Exam.  And this is still true…  However, there is a certain amount of Vocabulary that One absolutely NEEDS to know, to be able to successfully navigate his or her way through The Exam, and to be able to do well on all of the different sections of The Exam.

Further-more this Vocabulary has nothing to do with the different topics that will be presented in the Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing Sections.  Instead — the Vocabulary I’m referring to is the Functional Vocabulary which is needed in-order-to comprehend the directions of the different tasks; the Vocabulary which is that of a person who has, at at-least, an Intermediate Level of English Skills (B1, B2 Level), in-order-to fulfill the Speaking and Writing tasks.

All words in the lists below are linked to its entry on The Pronunciation Portal Of GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! — And there, each word is linked to its entry on Wiktionary.org…  (the only on-line dictionary that I recommend.)


(Not every word in the lists will actually be found within The Exam, but may appear In The Directions, as they are of a level of vocabulary which is expected at the University Level…  See This Post for further explanation.)

Rr

. Race . Racial . Racing . Racism . Racist . Racy . Radiant . Radical . Radio . Rail . Railroad . Railway . Rain . Raise . Rampant . Range . Ranging . Rank . Rankings . Rapid . Rapidly . Rapport . Rare . Rarely . Rate . Rather . Rating . Raw . Reach . React . Reaction . Read (past)Read (present) . Readily . Reading . Ready . Real . Realistic . Reality . Realize . Really . Rear . Reason . Reasonable . Reasoning . Reasons . Reassurance . Rebate . Rebellious . Rebuild . Recall (noun) . Recall (verb) . Receipt . Receive . Recent . Recently . Reception . Receptionist . Recession . Recharge . Rechargeable . Recipe . Reckon . Recognition . Recognize . Recommend . Recommendable . Recommendation . Reconcile . Reconciliation . Reconsider . Reconstruct . Record (noun) . Record (verb) . Recording . Recover . Recovery . Recruit . Rectangle . Rectangular . Recycle . Red . Reduce . Reduction . Refer . Reference . Referral . Reflect . Reflection . Reform . Refresh . RefreshingRefrigerator . Refund . Refurbish . Refusal . Refuse . Regard . Regarded . Regarding . Regime . Region . Regional . Region . Register . Regret . RegularRegularly . Regulate . Regulation . Rehabilitate . Reject . Relation . Relationship . Relative . Relatively . Relax . Relaxation . Relaxed . Relay (noun) . Relay (verb) . Release . Relentless . RelevantReliable . Reliability . Reliably . Reliance . Relief . Religion . Religious . Relocation . Reluctant . Rely . Remain . Remaining . Remains . Remark . Remarkable . Remedy . Remember . Remind . Remorse . Remote . Removal . Remove . Renew . Renewable . Renewal . Rent . Repair . Repeat . Repel . Repetition . Rephrase . Replace . Reply . Report . Represent . Representative . Reproduce . Reputation . Request . Require . Required . Requirement . Reschedule . Rescue . Research . Reservation . Reserve . Reserved . Reservoir . Rest . Resident . Residential . Resign . Resignation . Resist . Resistance . Resolve . Resonate . Resort . Resource . Respect . Respond . Response . Responsibility . Responsible . Rest . Restaurant . Restful . Restore . Restrict . Restriction . Result . Results . Resume . Résumé . Retail . Retailer . Retain . Retaliation . Retire . Retired . Retiree . Retirement . Retreat . Retrieve . Return . Reunion . Reusable . Reveal . Revenge . Revenue . Reverse . Review . Revise . Revision . Revolution . Reward . Rhythm . Rice . Rich . Rid . Ride . Ridicule . Ridiculous . Right . Rightly . Rights . Rigorous . Ring . Rinse . Riot . Rise . Rising . Risk . Rival . River . Road . Rob . Robber . Robbery . Robust . Rock . Role . Roll-Out (Rollout) . Romania . Romanian . Roman . Romantic . Roof . Room . Root . Rope . Rough . Roughly . Round . Route . Router . Routine . Row . Royal . Rub . Rubber . Rubbish . Ruble . Rubrics . Rude . Rudely . Rugged . Ruin . Ruins . Ruler . Ruling . Rumor . Run . Runner . Rural . Rush . Russia . Russian . Rye .

Ss

. Sabotage . Saboteur . Sack . Sad . Sadly . Sadness . Safe . Safeguard . Safely . Safety . Said . Sail . Sailboat . Sailor . Saint . Salad . Salary . Sale . Salmon . Salt . Same . Sample . Sand . Sandal . Sang . Sanitarium . Satin . Satire . Satisfaction . Satisfied . Satisfy . Saturate . Saturation . Saturday . Sauce . Saudi Arabia . Saudi Arabian . Sauna . Sausage . Save . Savvy . Saw . Say . Saying . Says . Scale . Scan . Scanning . Scarce . Scarcely . Scare . Scarf . Scary . Scandal . Scene . Scenery . Scent . Schedule . Scheme . Scholarship . School . Schooling . Science . Scientific . Scientist . Scissors . Score . Scratch . Scream . Screen . Screw . Screwdriver . Script . Scrub . Scruffy . Scrutinize . Sea . Seal . Search . Seaside . Season . Seasonal . Seasoned . Seat . Second . Secondary . Secret . Secretary . Section . Sector . Secular . Secure . Security . Sedentary . Seductive . See . Seed . Seek . Seem . Seemingly . Segmentation . Segregation . Seizures . Select . Selection . Self . Self-Sufficient . Sell . Seminar . Seminary . Senate . Senator . Send . Senior . Sense . Sensible . Sensitive . Sentence . Sentenced . Separable . Separate . Separated . Separately . Separation . September . Sequence . Series . Serious . Seriously . Servant . Serve . Served . Service . Session . Set . Setting . Settle . Seven . Seventeen . Seventh . Seventy . Several . Severance . Severe . Severed . Sew . Sex . Sexist . Sexual . Shade . Shadow . Shake . Shaky . Shall . Shallow . Shame . Shape . Share . Shark . Sharp . Sharply . Shatter . Shave . She . Sheep . Sheet . Shelf . Shell . Shelter . Shepherd . Shift . Shifty . Shimmer . Shine . Shiny . Ship . Shirt . Shock . Shocked . Shocking . Shoe . Shoot . Shop . Short . Shorten . Shortly . Shot . Should . Shoulder . Shouldn’t . Shout . Shovel . Show . Showed . Shower . Shows . Shrimp . Shuffle . Shut . Shy . Sick . Side . Sideways . Sieve . Sight . Sign . Signage . Signal . Signals . Signature . Signed . Significant . Significantly . Silence . Silent . Silently . Silk . Silky . Silver . Similar . Similarity . Simple . Simplification . Simplify . Simply . Simulate . Simulating . Simulation . Simultaneously . Since . Sincere . Sincerely . Sincerity . Sing . Singer . Single . Singular . Single . Sink . Sir . Sister . Sit . Site . Situation . Six . Sixteen . Sixth . Sixty . Size . Ski . Skiing . Skill . Skilled . Skillful . Skim . Skimming . Skin . Skirt . Sky . Skyscraper . Slack . Slacks . Slam . Slander . Slang . Slap . Slash . Slave . Sled . Sleep . Sleepiness . Sleeve . Slice . Slide . Slight . Slightly . Slip . Slither . Slogan . Slope . Slouch . Slow . Slowly . Smack . Small . Smart . Smash . Smell . Smile . Smoke . Smooth . Smoothly . Snack . Snake . Snatch . Snore . Snow . Snowy . So . Soap . Soar . Soccer . Sociable . Social . Societal . Societal . Society . Sock . Soft . Softly . Software . Soil . Solar . Soldier . Solicit . Solicitor . Solid . Solo . Solution . Solve . Solvency . Some . Somebody . Somehow . Someone . Something . Sometimes . Somewhat . Son . Song . Soon . Soothe . Sore . Sorry . Sort . Sought . Soul . Sound . Soup . Sour . Source . South . Southeast . Southern . Southwest . Space . Spacial . Spain . Spam . Spanish . Spank . Span . Spare . Sparse . Sparsely . Spawn . Speak . Speaker . Speaking . Special . Specialist . Specialized . Specialize . Specific . Specially . Specific . Specifically . Spectacular . Speech . Speed . Speeding . Spell . Spelling . Spend . Spice . Spicy . Spider . Spike . Spin . Spinach . Spinning . Spiral . Spirit . Spiritual . Spite . Splash . Split . Spoil . Spoke . Spoken . Sponsor . Spontaneity . Spontaneous . Spoon . Sport . Sports . Spot . Spray . Spread . Spring . Square . Squash . Squeeze . Squid . Squirrel . Stability . Stabilization . Stabilize . Stable . Stack . Stadium . Staff . Stage . Stagnate . Stair . Stake . Stall . Stale . Stalemate . Stamp . Stand . Standard . Star . Start . State . Statement . Static . Stating . Station . Statistics . Statue . Status . Stay . Steadily . Steady . Steak . Steal . Steam . Steel . Steep . Steer . Stellar . Step . Stereotype . Stern . Stew . Stick . Stiff . Stifle . Still . Stimulate . Sting . Stir . Stock . Stole . Stolen . Stomach . Stone . Stop . Store . Stored . Storm . Story . Stove . Straight . Strain . Strange . Strangely . Stranger . Strategic . Strategy . Strawberry . Stream . Streamlined . Street . Strength . Strenuous . Stress . Stressful . Stretch . Strict . Strictly . Strike . String . Strip . Stripe . Striped . Stroke . Strong . Structure . Structured . Struggle . Student . Studies . Studio . Study . Stuff . Stun . Stunned . Stunt . Stupid . Style . Stylish . Subdue . Subject (noun)Subject (verb) . Subjective . Submit . Subscribe . Subsequent . Subsequently . Substance . Substantial . Substantially . Substitute . Suburb . Suburban . Succeed . Success . Successful . Successfully . Succumb . Such . Suck . Sudden . Suddenly . Sue . Suffer . Sufficient . Sufficiently . Sugar . SuggestSuggestable . Suggestion . Suit . Suitable . Suitcase . Suite . Suited . Suits . Sum . Summarize . Summary . Summer . Sun . Sunday . Sunk . Sunny . Super . Superficial . Superior . Supermarket . Supersede . Superstar . Superstition . Supervisor . Supplement . Supplementary . Supply . Support . Supporter . Supportive . Suppose . Supposedly . Sure . Surely . Surface . Surge . Surgeon . Surgery . Surname . Surpass . Surprise . Surprising . Surprisingly . Surround . Surrounding . Surroundings . Surveillance . Survey . Survival . Survive . Susceptible . Suspect (noun) . Suspect (verb) . Suspense . Suspicion . Suspicious . Sustainability . Sustainable . Swallow . Swear . Sweat . Sweater . Swede . Sweden . Sweep . Sweet . Swell . Swelling . Swerve . Swim . Swing . Swiss . Switch . Switzerland . Swollen . Sword . Symbol . Sympathetic . Sympathize . Sympathy . Symphony . Symposium . Symptom . Syndicate . Synonym . System . 

Tt

. Table . Tablet . Tabletop . Taboo . Tackle . Tail . Take . Taken . Talent . Talk . Tall . Tangible . Tank . Tanzania . Tanzanian . Tap . Tape . Target . Tariff . Tarnish . Task . Taste . Tasty . Tattle . Taught . Tax . Taxi . Tea . Teach . Teacher . Teaching . Team . Tear (noun) . Tear (verb) . Tech . Technical . Technique . Technological . Technologically . Technology . Tedious . Teenager . Teeth . Teleconference . Telephone . Televise . Television . Tell . Temperature . Template . Temporary . Ten . Tenant . Tend . Tendencies . Tendency . Tension . Tent . Tenth . Term . Terms . Terrace . Terrarium . Terrible . Terribly . Test . Testament . Text . Textbook . Thai . Thailand . Than . Thank . Thankful . That . The . Theater . Theatre . Theft . Their . Them . Theme . Themselves . Then . Theorem . Theory . There . Therefore . These . They . Thick . Thickness . Thief . Thin . Thing . Think . Thinking . Third . Thirsty . Thirteen . Thirty . This . ThoroughThoroughfare . Thoroughly . Those . Thou . Though . Thought . Thoughtful . Thousand . Thousandth . Thread . Threat . Threaten . Threatening . Three . Thrill . Thrilling . Thrive . Throat . Through . Throughout . Throw . Thumb . Thunder . Thursday . Thus . Thwart . Ticket . Tide . Tidy . Tie . Tiger . Tight . Tightly . Tiling . Timber . Timbre . Time . TimedTimer . Timing . Time-Scale . Time-Table . Timid . Tin . Tiny . Tip . Tire . Tired . Tiring . Titan . Title . To . Tobacco . Today . Toe . Together . Toilet . Tolerance . Tolerant . Tolerate . Told . Toll . Tomato . Tomb . Tomorrow . Ton . Tone . Tongue . Tonne . Too . Tool . Toolbar . Tooth . Top . Topic . Total . Totally . Touch . Touching . Tough . Tour . Tourist . TourismTournament . TowToward . Towards . Tower . Town . Toy . Trace . Track . Trade . Trader . Tradition . Traditional . Traffic . Train . TrainerTraining . Trait . Tram . Tranquil . Transcript . Transfer . Transform . Transgress . Transgression . TransitionTranslate . Translation . Translate . Translation . Translator . Transmit . TransparentTransport . Transportation . Trap . Trapped . Trash . Travel . Traverse . Treacherous . Treasure . Treasurer . Treat . Treatment . Tree . Tremendous . Trend . TrialTriangle . Tribal . Tribe . Trick . Tricky . Trigger . Trillion . Trip . Triple . Triumph . Trophy . Tropical . Trouble . Trousers . Truck . True . Truly . Trunk . Trust . Trustworthy . Truth . Try . Tsunami . Tub . Tube . Tuesday . Tuition . Tune . Tunisia . Tunisian . Tunnel . Turn . Tutor . TV . Twelve . Twenty . Twice . Twin . Twist . Two . Type . Typical . Typically . Typing .  

Xx
Zz

. Zero . Zone . Zoo . Zoology .

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