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Glossary of ISEE Vocab

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Jeer
to make fun of
Jest
to joke (court jester)
Parody
a humorous imitation
Recreation
something done for fun, a hobby or game
Skit
a short comic scene
Abdicate
to give up power (ab)
Accord
to be in agreement
Allege
to declare that something is true without proof
Assess
to evaluate or determine the worth of
Condone
to forgive or disregard a offense
Conventional
traditional, ordinary (con+vent)
Counsel
to advise
Debunk
to prove false
Decree
an order or a command
Inquiry
a request for information (in)
Ratify
to approve, usually a law
Ambiguous
unclear
Amorphous
without shape (a+morph+ous)
Itinerant
nomadic, constantly moving
Kinetic
moving
Obscure
hidden or dark, hard to see (ob)
Remote
far away, distant (remote control)
Writhe
to twist
Egress
exit
Akin
related to or alike
Amiable
friendly, good-natured (able)
Congenial
agreeable (con+gen)
Equivalent
equal (equi)
Extol
to praise (ex)
Placate
to quiet down, appease (plac)
Animosity
hostility (anim+ity)
Debilitating
weakening, harmful (de)
Deficient
lacking an essential part (de)
Insolent
disrespectful, rude (in)
Irate
enraged
Notorious
known widely and unfavorably
Profane
to abuse or put to ill use
Recalcitrant
disobedient, stubborn
Warlock
a male witch
Abyss
a deep narrow pit
Barrage
a flood
Brig
the prison of a ship
Hovel
a shack
Indictment
the situation of having been charged with a crime (dic)
Quiver
a portable container for arrows
Plight
a bad situation, a predicament
Rue
to regret
Benign
harmless (bene)
Exquisite
beautifully made or designed
Immaculate
perfectly clean, free from dirt or stain (im)
Robust
healthy
Imply
to express indirectly
Lament
to express grief for, mourn
Reminiscence
a memory, the act of recalling the past (re)
Dormant
temporarily inactive, asleep
Eradicate
to erase or get ride of
Excavate
to dig up (ex)
Fundamental
an essential par, basic
Innate
possessed at birth, not learned (in+nat)
Merge
to blend together
Adept
very skilled
Facet
an aspect of something
Ingenuity
innovation, creativity (in+gen+ity)
Inscribe
to write or etch words on or into a surface (in+scrib)
Novice
a beginner (nov)
Procure
to obtain
Tenacious
holding firmly, especially to a belief, stubborn (ten+ac+ous)
Toil
hard work, or to work hard
Vend
to sell
Vigor
strength, energy
Wane
to decrease in size or strength
Admiring
regarding with approval or respect
Ambivalent
having opposing or mixed feelings (such as love and hate)
Analytical
intending to understand the nature of something (ical)
Biased
favoring one side or opinion over another
Brash
bold
Cautious
careful (ous)
Dubious
doubtful (ous)
Ironic
the use of words to express an unintended or contradictory meaning
Jubilant
overly joyful
Objective
not influenced by personal opinion, just the facts
Sarcastic
the use of witty language used to insult or show displeasure
Skeptical
doubtful (ical)
Somber
serious, dark, or gloomy
Subjective
influenced by personal opinion, biased
Temperament
your usual mood or behavior

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