TOEFL vocabulary. Study the words and complete the exercise below.
Get more practice with The Suricate.
|Contemporary (cun-TEM-per-ār-ee) adj:
having to do with modern times, about the present times
father loves to read old books, but I like the contemporary books. I want to know what
is popular now.
|Conventional (cun-VEN-shun-ul) adj:
formal or expected, having to do with customs, normalcy
had a very conventional approach to parenting. He
did not approve of his teenagers dating until they were twenty-one.
|Determined (de-TER-mĭnd) adj:
wanting to accomplish something
may not have a lot of work experience, but I am always determined to learn new things and do
|Disruptive (dis-RUPT-iv) adj:
creating difficulty, getting in the way of something
boy was disruptive during his high school
class. He talked loudly while the teacher tried to speak, and
eventually, he was sent out of the room.
|Haphazzard (hap-HA-zerd) adj: not planned, disorganized
the city was planned in a haphazzard way. Many people never go
downtown, but do all their shopping in the northern district.
Practice: Complete the sentences.
Answers are at the bottom of the page.
1. My niece is both competitive and
_______________. I am sure she will attend a top university.
2. She realized she was being
_______________ when the manager stared at her angrily.
3. They both like music from the
1920's, but they also like ___________________ music, stuff from recent
4. His office is arranged in a very
_______________ way. It's a wonder he gets anything done.
5. Sometimes a
______________________ attitude helps peole avoid trouble, since they
are doing what is normal.
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