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Top 100 words!
The "Top100" word list consisits of... yes, 100 words. If you want to learn more, download "StudyWizard". But the words in this very list are the most frequent words in the actual TOEFLs I've run into.

Dr. George Ryan, Rostov State University: "This is a-must-to-know list"

Test of English as Foreign Language
abyss		hole so deep as to appear bottomless
acquiesce	agree, accept without protest
affable		polite and friendly, easy to talk to
affliction		distress, suffering
affluent		wealthy, abundant
agitate		move, shake, stir up
ambiguous	having more then one meaning
annex		take possession of
aqueous		of or like water
arduous		demanding great effort, strenuous
aroma		quality or surrounding atmosphere considered typical
atone		make repayment
avarice		greed
bellicose		inclined to fighting
calisthenics	exercises to develop strong bodies
captor		person who takes smb captive
concoct		invent, prepare by mixing together
dangle		hand or swing loosely
deprive		take away from, prevent from using
diligent		hard-working
disrobe		undress
docile		easily trained or controlled
doleful		dismal, mourful
drought		a long period of dry weather
dubious		feeling doubt
dumbfound	astonish
efface		rub or wipe out, obliterate
elucidate		to make understandable
enchant		charm, delight
endeavor	to make an effort, to try very hard
endorse		approve, support a claim or statement
enthral		take the whole attention, enslave
exploit		to use for selfish advantage or profit
extensive	far-reaching
extol		to praise highly
flimsy		lacking solidarity, strength
fraud		a fault, a deception
gaudy		too bright and showy
ghastly		death-like, pale and ill
grumble		to complain
harass		worry, trouble
heretic		very busy; active
impediment	smth that hinders (esp in speech)
indigenous	native
insatiate		never satisfied
intrepid		fearless
irate		angry
jeopardy		danger
leash		control
loafer		an idle, lazy person
lucrative		profitable
lustrous		bright; shining
malign		to slander
meddle		to interfere, to intrude
mend		to repair
mirth		being merry and happy
nausea		feeling of sickness
neglect		pay no attention to
nocturnal		of or in the night
obese		very fat
obsolete		no longer useful, outdated
perch		take up a high position
pervade		spread through every part of
petulant		unreasonably impatient or irritable
pillage		plunder (esp in war)
presumptuous	too bold or self-confident
quashed 	annuled
quenching	satisfy, put an end to, put out
refurbished	make clean, as if like new
rejoicing		happiness, joy
reticent		in the habit of saying little
reverberate	be sent back, again and again
rigor		sternness, strictness, severe conditions
rotundity		state of being round
salvage		the saving of property from loss
scattered	not situated together
shatter		to break into many pieces
shunned		avoided, kept away from
sketchy		shortly, roughly, quickly
sporadic		happening from time to time
stifled		suppressed, kept back
strive		to make great efforts, to struggle
subsequent	following
succumb		yield, die
taciturn		unspoken, silent
tantalize		raise hopes that cannot be realized
tentative		uncertain, probable
torpid		dull and slow
treacherous	not to be trusted, perfidious
tremor		thrill
tyro		a beginner
uproar		noise and excitement
vanity		a foolish pride
vehemence	forcefulness; intensity; conviction
vigilance		watchfulness
vindicate		prove the truth
voluptuous	arousing sensual pleasures
wan		looking ill, not bright
wile		a trick
wrinkle		make small lines (eg forehead)

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