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TOEFL Vocabulary. Study the words and answer questions below.

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actually (AK-choo-uh-lee or AK-choo-lee): having truth or reality, can be used very informally

Everyone thought my older brother was a perfect student. Actually, he asked me for a lot of help.
chiefly (CHEEF-lee): mainly, having number one importance

He is chiefly interested in physics, though he loves marine biology.
constantly (CON-stunt-lee): all the time, ongoing without relief

She constantly asks for my opinion. I wish she would make her own choices.
purposefully (PUR-pus-ful-lee): with intention or purpose

I'm sorry to say this, but I think he said that purposefully. He wanted to upset you.
scarcely (SCĀR-slee): hardly, barely, having very little
After the biology exam, I scarely have an hour to eat lunch before my algebra exam.

visibly (VI-zi-blee): able to be seen
She was visibly sad when reading the book. She almost cried.

Fill in the missing words. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. She is ______________ studying math, though she likes science too.

2. He __________________ walked on the other side of the street. He didn't want to talk to us.

3. The students were ___________ upset when they saw the exam results. Everyone got a C or lower.

4. My day is booked. I ____________ have time to stand up and stretch between appointments.

5. He almost ran for class president. ________________, he might have been good at it.

6. She is ______________ complaining about her headache. I am getting worried about her.

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