Preparation for an American University Program
Vocabulary Workshop

Vocabulary List

The following is a list of vocabulary words that often appear on the TOEFL* test. The underlined sections of a word provide links to definitions of that word's respective roots, prefixes and suffixes. It is recommended that students using this workshop frequently refer to the definitions. Sentences are provided as examples of usage.

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act, ag aud, audit, aur am, ami anim ann, annu, enni auc, aug, aut

bene biblio bio, bi brev

cad, cap, cas, ceiv, cept, cid ceas, cede, ceed, cess chron clam, claim cogn, gnos corp cre, cresc, cret cred cour, cur, curr, curs

dic, dict, dit doc, doct dog, dox dec, dign duc, duct

ev, et

fict, feign, fain fig fac, fact, fec, fic, fas, fea fer fid flu, fluct, flux form fract, frag, frai

gen, gin ge gor grad, gress, gree graph, graf

her, hes

jac, ject, jet jug, junct, just

lex, leg lect loc log luc

man mem ment min mit, miss mob, mov, mot

nasc, nat, gnant, nai nom nov

oper

pat ped pod pel pend, pond phan, fan phil phon pict port pli, ply pon, pos psych

quir

rupt

sci scrib, scrip sent, sens sequ soci sol solv, solu spec, spi spir stab, stat strain, strict stru, stroy

tact, tang tend, tens tain, ten term terr test therm tor tract, trai

uni

vac ven, vent ver verb, verv vers, vert: vid, vis vit, viv voc, voke volv, vol