Humanities Languages TOEFL Vocabulary Practice Quiz Improve your advanced level TOEFL vocabulary with these questions and answers Share Pin Email Student Looking Over Grammar on Test. Gettiy Images Languages English as a Second Language Vocabulary Basics Pronunciation & Conversation Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Grammar Business English Resources for Teachers Spanish French German Italian Japanese Mandarin English Grammar by Kenneth Beare Updated July 09, 2016 1. The criminal was asked to aid police in their 'inquiry'. interview investigation questions Correct Wrong An inquiry is an investigation into a crime that the police might conduct. 2. He 'marshaled' the troops for the offensive. ordered arranged called Correct Wrong To marshal the troops means to call them to attention in order to begin a drill or a march. 3. The use of penicillin is 'diffuse'. limited widely available increasing Correct Wrong The adjective 'diffuse' is used to mean something that is widespread. For example, ice cream is diffuse throughout the world. 4. I like Florida because of the 'balmy' winters. warm dry cold Correct Wrong 'Balmy' can be used to speak about tropical climates that are both warm and humid. 5. He 'pored over' the questions until he couldn't keep his eyes open anymore. asked examined memorized Correct Wrong To pour over something refers to studying something in depth. 6. You will find the office at the main 'intersection'. ending crossing roundabout Correct Wrong The intersection of a road is also referred to as a crossing, or road crossing. 7. He found the smell of the lotus blossom 'repugnant', and asked for a different type of flower. enjoyable disgusting delightful Correct Wrong Something that is repugnant propels someone away from something that is disgusting in smell, sight, touch or sound. 8. His 'diligence' in everything he did was impressive. ease dedication hatred Correct Wrong Diligence is related to the phrase to do due diligence which means to take all the steps necessary to research a project before doing something. 9. His boss 'streamlined' company procedures. increased made easier lost Correct Wrong Something that is streamlined is simplified and made easier for people to follow. 10. Uncertainty about the economy is 'widespread'. limited everywhere decreased Correct Wrong 'Widespread' is similar to the adjective 'diffuse'. 11. His comments can be rather 'harsh' at times. extreme pleasant precise Correct Wrong Someone or something that is harsh is difficult to handle because of its extreme negative nature. 12. The issue 'touched off' an argument between the two parties. ended began complicated Correct Wrong In the past canons were touched off with flame, today we can touch off an argument. 13. Our 'outlets' are located throughout Alabama. banks stores warehouses Correct Wrong Outlets are stores in a franchise of a corporation. In the United States, you can find outlets throughout the country. 14. She didn't 'let on' that she already knew about the party. think act like complain Correct Wrong To 'let on' to something is to admit that you know or are aware of something. 15. You'd better get a few 'winks' before tomorrow. dollars sleep friends Correct Wrong 'A few winks' is a colloquial phrase referring to getting a short nap. 16. Teenage 'lethargy' is often due to lack of proper nutrients. enthusiasm sluggishness boredom Correct Wrong 'Lethargy' is a noun that indicates a feeling of not being able to do very much, or to have very little energy for daily tasks. 17. Unfortunately, information concerning the latest crisis in the state government is arriving 'piecemeal'. incorrectly delayed bit by bit Correct Wrong Like the trail in the forest of Hansel and Gretel piecemeal means bit by bit. 18. Many of the students attitudes are considered too 'cynical' for publication. encouraging sarcastic deprived Correct Wrong People who are sarcastic tend to be cynical and find it hard to believe in anything or anyone. 19. George Washington's 'immutable' courage was a key ingredient during the Revolutionary War. moody upbeat unchanging Correct Wrong Courage without failing is the meaning behind immutable. Rocks are immutable. In other words, they don't change over time. 20. It is important to weed out the 'chaff' when considering a new position. rubbish jewels deals Correct Wrong The chaff as garbage comes from the idiom 'separate the wheat from the chaff'. TOEFL Vocabulary Practice Quiz You got: % Correct. Is it Time for the Test?! You know your English!. 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