ISEE Vocab Words

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adage

old saying, proverb

affectation

pretension, shame, pose

aperture

opening

aqueous

watery, aquatic, liquid

cache

hiding place for treasures, stash

caprice

sudden, unpredictable change, impules, whim

contentious

eager to quarrel

dearth

scarcity, lack

delude

to deceive

deluge

flood

discursive

covering a wide area or digresing from a topic

disseminate

to scatter or spread widely

doff

to remove or take off

erudite

knowledgeable and learned

expunge

to delete or omit completely

gregarious

fond of company

magnanimous

noble, forgiving, patient, tolerant, unresentful

misbegotten

poorly conceived, poorly planned, based on false assumptions or reasoning

olfactory

relating to sense of smell

quell

overpower, quench

raze

destroy

repartee

witty conversation, retort

repudiate

to reject what one was once associated with

rout

conquer, defeat, and chase off

schism

division, break, conflict, clash

torrid

hot, parched, sizzling

wantonly

without a reason

circumscribe

to encircle with a line, limit, outline, bound

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