TOEFL Vocabulary PDF

Have you been searching for a list of TOEFL vocabulary words, in one easy-to-use PDF? Well, look no further than our TOEFL Vocabulary PDF. 🙂

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Improving your vocabulary is one of the most important steps you can take when studying for the TOEFL exam. Not only will it help your reading and listening comprehension, but it will also make your speaking and writing responses more complex and nuanced! Even though there isn’t a section of the TOEFL exam that is devoted entirely to testing your vocabulary, you will need to understand words in context and use varied language in your speech.

Practice for your TOEFL exam with Magoosh.

Magoosh’s premium TOEFL prep offers many resources for improving your vocabulary, as a way of helping students raise their scores. Once you’ve memorized some new words, sign up for Magoosh’s Free Trial (no credit card required) and put your new knowledge to use in a test-like environment!

Meet the TOEFL Vocabulary PDF

With all this in mind, we’re happy to share our latest TOEFL vocabulary resource with you!

Introducing our latest guide, the Magoosh TOEFL Vocabulary PDF, including 200 of the most important words from our free TOEFL vocabulary flashcards.


Here’s what to expect from this PDF:

  • 200 of the most important words + their definitions, written by our TOEFL expert Lucas
  • Difficulty level of words
  • Parts of speech
  • Example sentences to help you remember the words
  • Additional helpful resources


Since learning English vocabulary helps with every aspect of the TOEFL exam—speaking, reading, writing, and listening!—we think this TOEFL vocab PDF will be very helpful. 🙂 You can print it out and take it with you to study on the go, or use it on your computer or phone.

In fact, this PDF is useful to students who are just beginning their TOEFL prep (consider signing up for a free trial of Magoosh!), well into their TOEFL studies, or not taking the TOEFL at all!

As always, let us know if you have any questions about this in the comments below. Happy studying!

Psst… don’t forget to download your FREE TOEFL vocabulary PDF.

53 Responses to TOEFL Vocabulary PDF

  1. Altamash February 5, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Thanks a lot Rachel. You guys are doing a great job. 🙂

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas February 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm #


  2. Meraj February 12, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Thanks. I appreciate it.

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas February 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

      You’re welcome!

      • Athanase NZAYISENGA March 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

        Thank to welcome me. Me too I am very proud to join you with very enthusiastic heart to learn much thing from you.

  3. Muhammad February 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    Thank you very much guys … you are awesome !!!!

  4. Anne Marie P. February 15, 2015 at 3:28 am #

    This is a great resource! Thank you so much!!

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas February 19, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      You’re welcome. 🙂

  5. Archer March 1, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

    That’s a great idea. However, it would be better if you took the sentences from more reliable sources. There’re a lot of mistakes in the sentences: There is a large amount of oil under the ice, but we have not BE able to access it. WHICH language we speak affects how we think about the world. Magazines heavily alter the photos they publish of celebrities. INSTEAD OF Magazines heavily alter the photos of celebrities they publish. And this is just the first 10 words.

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas March 4, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

      Thanks for pointing those out! These example sentence are from our own heads. 🙂 Like anybody, we do make mistakes sometimes, so some typos have slipped in there. But we’re happy to fix them when we find them! We’ll fix the “be” typo as soon as we can. The others aren’t exactly errors (although I understand they aren’t perfect, stylistically), but I really appreciate you mentioning them!

    • Anónimos March 31, 2015 at 6:20 am #

      Grammar nazi above! Great PDF, thanks MaGoosh!

  6. Lourdes Chutu D April 20, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Hello dear Magoosh team. It’s a very interesting page, thanks a lot for your practice help. Blessings!!

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas April 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

      You’re welcome!

  7. Carolina May 5, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    It’s nice of you, but this list will not help for the reading section. The vocabulary questions are so much harder than the words on the list you made. Those would help on the writing section , yes! Anyway, thanks!!!

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas May 7, 2015 at 11:28 am #

      Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad we could help a bit. This list is meant to be the most common and most important academic words that you see and use on the TOEFL. They will be in the reading passages, as well as in the lectures and yes, in your essays, too! But you’re right that reading section vocabulary questions can include a wide range of words. We can’t make a list of all possible words that appear in those questions, because there are simply too many, but the most common ones—the most important ones—are here in this list. 🙂

  8. wafaa May 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    thanks alot sweet 🙂

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Verney-Fink May 18, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

      You’re welcome!

  9. angelina febrini July 19, 2015 at 11:13 pm #

    thanks a lot…really helps me…well done guys!!!

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri July 20, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      Thanks, Angelina!

  10. Nhung Nguyen August 1, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink August 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      You’re welcome!

  11. Ravi August 25, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Really that’s awesome… it can help me easily to solve vocab questions…

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink August 27, 2015 at 9:44 am #

      You’re welcome!

  12. Ashley October 6, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    Thanks a lot!

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink October 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

      You’re welcome. 🙂

  13. Pomme November 29, 2015 at 1:46 am #

    Thank you so much

  14. Monika khadka December 9, 2015 at 5:07 am #

    Thanks alot..

  15. Arifin December 28, 2015 at 12:50 am #

    This is the most comprehensive TOEFL preparation site. Keep up the awesome work, guys!

  16. Mubeen January 1, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    Thank you very much!

  17. Aashiq khan January 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

    Thanks alot

  18. Abdul bari January 13, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    great job!
    it can help those who prepares for TOEFL.

  19. Sarah January 20, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    Thanks a lot for your help (y) Great job!

  20. Jinhee Lee January 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    It’s so nice. Thanks!

  21. A hahahaha February 27, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

  22. Ganesh Pokhrel July 23, 2016 at 5:12 am #

    Thank you ! so much Really, it gave me comprehensively used words to boost my vocab following with its definitions. Great job guys!!!

  23. Ice novita August 22, 2016 at 5:32 am #

    Thank u so much Lucas 🙂

  24. Sayyed Mustafa October 30, 2016 at 12:44 am #

    Dude ,Thanks a bundle
    I wish all the luck in the world for you guys

  25. baarii March 30, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    thank you so much. you guys r really doing GREAT things. i appreciate it

  26. KHAN April 3, 2017 at 9:00 am #


  27. Anshul May 31, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    I entered my mail id and name and later confirmed my mail id in order to get pdf. But, I am transferred to getdrip website which shows My Campaigns (or Magoosh Books) with status along with 2 options stating ‘Unsubscribe from all mailings’ & ‘Update my Subscription details’. However, I do not know how to access the pdf. Please help me.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 3, 2017 at 4:51 am #

      Hi Anshul,

      If you still are having trouble, please email and we will sort it out. 🙂

  28. Maviael C S June 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    Of course I do need kind of improvement on vocabulary in order to achieve a high score at the Toefl IBT.Thanks a lot.

  29. Rushana July 13, 2017 at 1:17 am #

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :3

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 13, 2017 at 9:50 am #

      I’m glad you’re enjoying our vocabulary PDF, Rushana. 🙂

  30. Ahmadullah April 16, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Thanks a lot from the words that you shared in this site , how can we purchase the complete package of the TOEFL for self study , i am from Afghanistan
    once again thanks

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

      Hi Ahmadullah,

      I’m so glad that our blog has been helpful! You can purchase the package here:
      If you have any questions about the payment or plan, you can send an email to our student support specialists at 🙂

  31. Ahmadullah April 16, 2018 at 10:20 am #

    I need the update list of TOEFL words . kindly request you to send me in the below email address.

    from Afghanistan

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

      Hi Ahmadullah,

      We don’t generally publish personal contact info on our blog, so I deleted your email address from this comment. I wanted to let you know, however, that this PDF is the most updated one that we have…there is no other list! We tend to see the same words over and over on the TOEFL, so the list stays the same from year to year 🙂

  32. Hassan Rasouli August 6, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

    Thank you very much for your excellent website and recommendations. Your notes made life live. Congrats.


    H. Rasouli, Iran

  33. haji March 21, 2020 at 3:47 am #

    guys, you made my day
    i wll have mastered this list by the end of this month

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

      Glad to hear it, Haji! Best of luck, 🙂

  34. kishore October 1, 2020 at 8:35 am #

    How much time I have to spend on a 1-month study plan

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm #

      Hi Kishore, if you follow our one month study plan, you can expect to study for 1-2 hours each day to complete the tasks for that day.

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