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TOEFL test practice. Study the words and complete the exercise below.

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determine (de-TER-min), verb: to decide based on facts

We cannot determine the winner of the race at this time. We have to review the video first.

elicit (e-LI-sit), verb: to get from someone

She is good at eliciting information from people.

encourage (en-KR-uj), verb: to give support

You need to encourage your son. He cannot do well in school without your support.

enhance (en-HANS), verb: to make better

It isn't too hard to enhance a room. You can buy a few new pillows and replace the curtains.

forbid (for-BID), verb: to tell another person that he/she cannot do something

Her mother forbid her to go to parties until she was eighteen.

Fill in the missing words. Answers are below:

1. He is always ______________ his daughter, and she is a happy child.

2. The manager has ____________ everyone from working overtime.

3. The doctor could not _____________ the cause of death. 

4. The reporter interviewed a movie star and ___________ the name of the movie star's boyfriend.

5. You can _____________ your smile by whitening your teeth.

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answers: 1. encouraging, 2. forbidden, 3. determine, 4. elicited, 5. enhance

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