Flashcards in TOEFL Notes (Cram) Deck (50)
not harmful or offensive
innocuous "it was an innocuous question"
not objectionable or harmful
inoffensive "the water ouzel is an agile, inoffensive creature | inoffensive wallpaper"
a change or difference in condition, amount, or level, typically with certain limits
variation "regional variations in house prices | the figures showed marked variation from year to year"
(of two or more people) fully in agreement
unanimity "the doctors were unanimous in their diagnoses."
be harmonious or consistent with
harmony or agreement between people or groups
unity "their leaders called for unity between opposing "
in agreement or harmony
congruence "institutional and departmental objectives are largely congruent | the rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law."
concordance "the concordance between the teams' research results"
help to explain (something) by providing further information about it.
shed light on
make (something) clear; explain
elucidate "work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter"
provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation or reason for
account for "he was brought before the Board to account for his"
standing out so as to be clearly visible
conspicuous "he was very thin, with a conspicuous Adam's apple"
highly obvious or conspicuous
glaring "there is a glaring omission in the above data."
recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type
distinct "the patterns of spoken language are distinct from those of writing | there are two distinct types of sickle cell disease."
cause surprise or confusion in (someone), esp. by acting against their expectations
confound "the inflation figure confounded economic analysts."
(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense
profound "profound social changes | profound feelings of disquiet."
(of something complicated or unaccountable) cause (someone) to feel completely baffled
perplex "she was perplexed by her husband's moodiness"
giving cause for alarm; serious
grave "a matter of grave concern."
cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused
bewilder "she seemed frightened and bewildered | his reaction had bewildered"
totally bewilder or perplex
baffle "an unexplained occurrence that baffled everyone"
a thing of little value or importance
confound "we needn't trouble the headmaster over such trifles"
a slight amount of something
shade "there is a shade of wistfulness in his rejection"
a person with whom one works, esp. in a profession or business.
a person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
inference "his emphasis on order and health, and by inference cleanliness"
occur again, periodically, or repeatedly
recurring "when the symptoms recurred, the doctor diagnosed something different"
more important than anything else; supreme having supreme power
paramount "the interests of the child are of paramount importance" "a paramount chief"
a small remaining quantity of something.
appoint (someone) to a specified position
designate "he was designated as prime minister"