COMPLETE ISEE/SAT SET

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Indictment

the situation of having been charged with a crime

Barrage

a flood

Lament

to express grief for, mourn

fawn

a baby deer

Mason

one who works with stone

Benign

harmless

Plight

a bad situation, a predicament

Counsel

to advise

Jest

to joke

Recalcitrant

disobedient, stubborn

Itinerant

nomadic, constantly moving

Writhe

to twist

Extol

to praise

courteous

polite

Ambiguous

unclear

Congenial

agreeable

Animosity

hostility

shroud

a covering laid on a corpse,

Debilitating

weakening, harmful

Placate

to appease

Debunk

to prove false

Jubilant

overly joyful

Dubious

doubtful

Brash

bold

Analytical

intending to understand the nature of something

Vigor

strength, energy

Vend

to sell

Tenacious

holding firmly, especially to a belief, stubborn

Procure

to obtain

Adept

very skilled

Profane

to abuse or put to ill use

Hovel

a shack

Brig

the prison of a ship

Warlock

a male witch

Robust

healthy

Eradicate

to erase or get rid of

Objective

not influenced by personal opinion, just the facts

Akin

related to or alike

Kinetic

moving

Amorphous

without shape

Decree

an order or a command

Allege

to declare that something is true w/o proof

Sustain

to keep alive or going

Abdicate

to give up power

Belligerent

violent or warlike

ambivalent

indecisive

Somber

serious, dark, or gloomy

Temperament

your usual mood or behavior

Pedestrian

ordinary, dull

Flag

to decrease or diminish

Abominable

horrible or unpleasant

Delusion

a false opinion or idea

Exasperate

to make very angry or impatient

Gaunt

very thin and bony

Impediment

an obstacle, something in the way

Laden

weighed down with a heavy load, burdened

Revile

to criticize with abusive language

Hackneyed

over used and old-fashioned

Hoary

very old, or gray from old age

Posterity

all of a person's descendents

Premise

an essential fact that others are based on

Absolved

freed from guilt or blame

Concede

to give in or surrender

Contrition

deep regret for doing something wrong

Implore

to beg or ask earnestly

Indignant

feeling angry or insulted from an injustice or wrongdoing

Obdurate

stubborn

Obstinate

stubborn

Penitent

adj. feeling or expressing remorse for a wrongdoing; noun. one who repents for their sins

Revere

to deeply respect or admire

alleviate

provide physical relief, as from pain

allure

powerful attraction or fascination

aloof

distant in relations with other people

altruistic

showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

amateur

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

amend

correct; change ; generally for the better

amorous

inclined toward or displaying love

adversary

opponent; enemy

aeronautic

Relating to aircraft

affable

easy-going; friendly

affectation

attempt to appear to be what one is not for the purpose of impressing others

aghast

filled with great surprise or fear; horrified

agility

nimbleness; ability to move quickly

agitate

cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

aimless

without purpose or direction

Rabble

a disorderly crowd of people

Rabid

Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.

Rancor

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

Random

lacking order, free from order or bias

Ransack

to search throughly and messily

Ratify

to approve formally

ravenous

wildly eager to eat, hungry for anything

raze

to destroy utterly

recluse

someone who lives far away from other people

recur

to return; to occur again

reek

givivg off a strong, offensive odor; strong smell

refrain

to stop or avoid doing something, quit

regal

royal, splendid

reign

rule over, govern, domiate

reimburse

to repay someone for their expenses

reinforce

strengthen, add to

reminiscence

memory or act of recalling the past

renowned

well-known, famous, celebrated

repartee

a witty conversation, retort

repudiate

to reject what one was once associated with.

repugnant

something gross, repulsive, or revolting

residue

something that remains after a part is taken

reveal

show, divulge, expose

revel

celebrate noisily, have a party

rout

conquer, defeat, and chase off

trite

repeated too often

refute

prove to be false or incorrect

explicit

precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable

correspondence

compatibility of observations

egress

the act of coming (or going) out

preempt

To appropriate, seize, or take for oneself before others.

per capita

per person

passionate

having or expressing strong emotions

caliber

a degree or grade of excellence or worth

anthr/andr

mankind, man

anti

against, opposite

apt/ept

skill, ability, fit

carn

flesh

chron

time

circ/circum

around

cis

to cut

cli

to lean

clu/clo/cla

to close, shut

co/com/con

with, together

cred

believe

culp

blame

cur/cour

to run (a course)

de

away from, the opposite of

dem

people

di

apart, through, away

dic

to say, to tell

dign/dain

worth

dis

apart, away from, not

dys

faulty, bad

equi/equ

equal

esce

to become

eu

good, pleasant

ex/ej

out, put out

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