TOEFL words. Study the words and complete the exercise below.
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|cultivate (CUL-ti-vate): to help something grow, to put effort into developing something|
|He is cultivating his garden quite well. The flowers are beautiful.|
She cultivates a positive attitude toward her work, even though it can be difficult.
|dictate (DIK-tate): 1. to speak while another writes down, 2. to have absolute authority |
|He dictates his emails to his aunt because he is blind.|
The tyrant dictates the rules that everyone has to follow.
|harvest (HAR-vest): to collect food that is ripe and ready to eat, to symbolically collect something that one has put effort into creating|
|The farmers finally harvested their crop after several threatening weather changes.|
|mirror (MI-rer): to act in likeness to another person or thing|
|The plot of her new book exactly mirrors the plot of her previous book. |
|shed (SHED): to remove an outer layer physically or symbolically|
|Our cat sheds her coat every summer. The fur gets everywhere!|
He decided to shed his old ideas and look at the project with new eyes.
|tempt (TEMPT): to invite or encourage bad, unhealthy behavior|
|At the cafe, I was very tempted to by a sugary cookie, but I chose the small bag of nuts.|
Fill in the word:
1. Does he ______________ the rules at this office or is it more democratic?
2. Were you ___________ to try the desert?
3. If you ______________ his healthy lifestyle, you will feel the benefits.
4. She always ___________ good relationships with her coworkers.
5. He needs to _____________ quite a few pounds before he will look normal again.
6. We ______________ seeds from our sunflowers last week.
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