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Study TOEFL words. Then answer questions below.

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Advent (ADvent): noun - an arrival, especially of something that was waited for

During the advent of the new year, many people make resolutions.

Amazing (uhMAZEing): adj - wonderful, exciting to see or know about

When we toured Alaska, we saw many eagles. They are amazing birds.
You won the championship? That's amazing!

Amusement (uhMYUSEment): noun - something that brings pleasure and often gives something to do

There are many amusements at Disney World.
He was bored for a while. Then he found amusement by going to the park.

Delight (duhLIGHT): noun: happiness, pleasure, verb: to give happiness or pleasure

She laughed with delight when I gave her a 2nd cookie.
She delighted me with her smile.

Develop (duhVElup): verb - to create, to make more of something

They developed blueprints before they built their house.
He is adding many flowers to develop his garden.

Practice: Complete the sentences. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. My husband ______________ me with his thoughtful gift.

2.  At the ___________________ of winter, people start buying more food.

3. The city is planning to ________________ that block. They will sell it to people who build condominiums.

4. Your singing performance was __________________! I had no idea that you could sing that well.

5. Our family finds ___________________ in simple things. Sometimes we just sit around and watch our cat.

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