“The quality or state of being able; the capacity to do or be (something); the capacity of doing something; having the necessary power/skills/capacity to do and/or be something.”
“The TOEFL iBT Exam is designed to test one’s Ability to function in a University-type setting.”
Why Is This “Functional” Vocabulary?
The word “Ability” is a word which may or may not be in the directions, and/or in one of the questions on The TOEFL iBT Exam.However, since The TOEFL iBT Exam tests one’s “Ability” to function in a University-type setting, and this word is also used to say as much in all the text-books and preparation materials FORthe exam… this then definitely qualifies the word, “Ability” to be the first TOEFL Excellence – Vocabulary Word, and puts it into the category of “Functional Vocabulary”
Congratulations “Ability”… you have just gone down in history as being #1 in TOEFL Excellence
Remember: If there are any words or phrases in this post that you do not know – look them up. Though you do not need to waste time memorizing long lists of vocabulary before taking The TOEFL Exam, it is always a good idea to look-up words that you do not know. Even if you think you know them, you may be surprised, so if you see a word that you may “know” but can’t actually define or explain… look it up. I suggest Wikitionary.com
And if you have any questions, feel free to ask any time.