Bespoke Education ISEE/SSAT - Set 1

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Bazaar
A marketplace or charitable sale
Entourage
Staff, following, attendants
Travesty
A grossly inferior imitation
Exemplary
Outstanding, an example to others
Haughtiness
Pride, arrogance.
Ingenuous
Noble, honorable, naive, honest, simple.
Odious
Instilling hatred or intense displeasure
Atrophy
To wither away, decay
Laconic
Brief and to the point; concise, terse.
Circumscribed
Marked off, bounded
Dialect
A variation of a language
Atypical
Not typical, unusual
Congeal
To thicken into a solid
Illegible
Unreadable
Relish
To enjoy
Curt
Abruptly and rudely short
Denounce
To criticize publicly
Enhance
To improve, bring to a greater level of intensity
Modulate
To pass from one state to another, especially in music
Consensus
An agreement of opinion
Illicit
Forbidden, not permitted
Tarnish
To stain, become discolored (often used figuratively)
Cunning
Sly, clever at being deceitful
Conviction
(A) Proof or declaration of guilt. (B) Strongly held belief.
Extant
Existing, not destroyed or lost
Expedient
Suitable, practical, politic, advisable, opportune.
Diminution
Reduction in size, lessening.
Pariah
An outcast
Blight
(1) A plague, disease (2) Something that destroys hope
Auspicious
Favorable, indicative of good things
Laud
Praise, extol, acclaim.
Viscosity
Stickiness, gooeyness.
Portent
An omen
Ambiguous
Unclear in meaning; having two or more possible meanings.
Berate
Severely scold.
Corrosive
Having the tendency to erode or eat away
Prophesy
To foretell, predict; a prediction
Facet
An aspect of something, a face of a gemstone
Obsolete
No longer used, out of date
Encumber
To weigh down, burden
Nefarious
Heinously villainous
Ostentatious
Showy, displaying wealth
Abduct
To kidnap, take by force
Reminiscent
Reminding or suggestive of the past, rekindling.
Beseech
To beg, plead, implore
Attain
To achieve, arrive at
Charlatan
Imposter, swindler
Discreet
Tactful
Divergent
Separating, moving in different directions from a particular point
Animated
Lively
Prudent
Careful, cautious
Accord
An agreement
Wary
Careful, cautious
Largess
The generous giving of lavish gifts
Placate
Pacify, conciliate, mitigate, appease.
Disperse
Scatter, break up.
Enigma
Puzzle, mystery.
Convene
To call together
Explicit
Definite, explained without ambiguity or doubt.
Connoisseur
An expert in appreciating a certain art, like sculpture, painting, food, wine, etc.
Eminent
(1) Distinguished, prominent, famous (2) Conspicuous
Distend
To swell out
Nebulous
Vaguely defined, cloudy
Anomaly
Something that does not fit into the normal order
Aerial
Somehow related to the air
Compliance
Obedience.
Consolation
An act of comforting
Augment
Increase.
Succinct
Brief, terse, concise, pithy.
Concise
Brief and compact.
Preclude
Make impossible; prevent.
Miserly
Stingy and mean spirited.
Novice
Apprentice, beginner
Persevere
To carry on, to be steadfast
Satiate
To satisfy excessively
Ornate
Highly elaborate, excessively decorated
Resolve
To firmly decide
Disheartened
Feeling a loss of spirit or morale
Aspire
To long for, aim toward
Guile
Deceit, trickery, duplicity.
Captivate
To get the attention of, hold
Diligent
Careful and hard-working
Vend
To sell
Perusal
A careful examination, review
Pugnacious
Quarrelsome, combative
Alias
A false name or identity
Antithesis
The direct opposite.
Inchoate
Unformed or formless, in a beginning stage
Antiquated
Old, out of date
Mitigate
Lessen, mollify, alleviate.
Grievous
Injurious, hurtful; serious or grave in nature
Rife
Abundant
Renovation
Repair, the act of making something new again
Blatant
Obvious, conspicuous, or offensively loud.
Oblivious
Lacking consciousness or awareness of something
Prevalent
Widespread, generally accepted.
Accede
To agree
Curtail
To lessen, reduce
Adorn
To decorate
Congruity
The quality of being in agreement
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