TOEFL Vocabulary #7 – “General” (Unique Word-Transformation)

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The Word “General” – TOEFL Vocabulary
(Its Transformation + Meanings & Usage)


The word “General” and its transformations fall into the categories of:  Functional Vocabulary, Useful Adjectives & Adverbs, Unique Word Transformations, and Level-Checking Vocabulary.

For a description of what those terms mean…  (as they are my terms, and are not directly associated with anything that you will find in any other text-books or official information about The TOEFL iBT Exam)…  simply click any of the terms above to go to the article in-which I explain them.


General – [Abstract Noun & Concrete Noun]…

Generalization – [Abstract Noun]…

Generalize – [Verb]…

Generally – [Adverb]…

(to) Generate – [Verb]…

Generation – [Abstract Noun & Concrete Noun]…

Generator – [Concrete Noun]…

Generous – [Adjective]…

 

To See How and Why All Of These Words Will Be Good To Know For The TOEFL iBT Exam…

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TOEFL Vocabulary #6 – “Facilitate” (Unique Word-Transformation & Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)

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The Word “Facilitate” – TOEFL Vocabulary
(It’s Transformations + Meaning & Usage)


The word “Facilitate”, and it’s various transformations are the second in the “Unique Word Transformation” TOEFL Vocabulary series.  For a full description about the different types of TOEFL Vocabulary, you can read the blog post I wrote on that subject here.

In addition to being “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary, at least two of this word’s transformations also qualify as Functional TOEFL Vocabulary.


READ THE FULL POST TO FIND WHY…


 

 

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TOEFL Vocabulary #5 – “Educate” (Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)

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The Word “Educate”

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(Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


“Educate” – (/EH-dʒə-kay[t]/ – /ˈɛ.dʒə.ke[t]/) [dynamic verb]…


  • “(to) Educate (one’s self or an other) is to provide or procure information upon any subject – either passively or actively, for the sake of expanding one’s comprehension – and thus – over-all knowledge of either a particular subject or all possible subjects, generally.”

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“Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary #4 (+ Speaking Section – Task One Tip)

The Word “Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary #4

(“Level-Checking” – (semi-)”Functional” – “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary)

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“Dad” – (/dæ[d]/ – /dæ[d]/) [concrete noun]…

“The word ‘Dad’ is a colloquial term for the word ‘Father’.”


[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]he word “Dad” – being the most common colloquial and familiar alternative to the word “Father” in the English language, can be fit into a number of the categories that I have included into The TOEFL Vocabulary Database.

  • It functions as “Level-Checking” Vocabulary, because the chances that one who is preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam has not yet heard of, or knows, this word are quite low…  yet, if it happens, then this is a good indication that that person’s “Level” is not yet high enough for The TOEFL iBT Exam, and there-fore, also not high enough to excel in a University-type setting.  Additionally, it will be unconsiciously expected that a person in both situations – absolutely – will know this word…  Thus the term “Level-Checking”.
  • It functions as (semi-) “Functional” Vocabulary, because the chances that a person will hear this word in a question on the exam may happen – but more likely, the fact that a person may USE this word in his or her answer in the Independent Speaking Section, and Writing Section answers is quite high.  However, I use the prefix “semi-” because the person does not NEED to use this term.  If one wishes to mention his or her “Dad”, then that person can always say “Father”, “Papa”, or whatever else is more common from where that person comes from.

BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE – READ THE FULL POST…


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TOEFL Vocabulary #3 – “Campus” (Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)

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The Word “Campus”

(Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


“Campus” – (/KæM-pihs/ – /ˈkæm.pə(ɪ)s/) [concrete & abstract noun]…

“The grounds, buildings, facilities, of a college, university, and/or institue of education.”

“In the Speaking Section of the TOEFL iBT Exam, the test-taker will be required to listen to, read, respond to and report about various campus-type situations…”


READ WHY THIS IS A FUNCTIONAL TOEFL VOCABULARY HERE


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Vocabulary #2 – “Base” (Word-Transformation Vocabulary)

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The Word “Base” & It’s Transformations + Meaning & Usage


The word “Base”, and it’s various transformation is our first in the way of “Unique Word Transformation” TOEFL Vocabulary.  For more of an description about that, you can read the blog post I wrote on that subject here.


The root form “Base” may or may not show up on the exam, but the other forms could very-well be in and of the Reading Passages or Listening Section recordings, or can be used in the reading or listening portions of any of the Speaking or Writing Sections of the exam – and most certainly can be used in one’s answers in the Speaking or Writing Sections of The TOEFL iBT Exam.

Therefore, to find out more…


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TOEFL Vocabulary #1 – “Ability” (Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)

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“Ability” – “Functional” TOEFL Vocabulary

Ability” – (uh-BIH-lə-dee / ə(ʌ).ˈbɪ.lə.ɾiː) | [abstract noun]…

“The quality or state of being able; the capacity to do or be (something); the capacity of doing something; having the necessary power/skills/capacity to do and/or be something.

The TOEFL iBT Exam is designed to test one’s Ability to function in a University-type setting.”


Why Is This “Functional” Vocabulary?

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