Bespoke Education ISEE/SSAT - Set 2

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Disheveled
Unkempt, messy
Audacious
Excessively bold
Paradox
Self-contradicting statement or situation; "contradiction in terms."
Appraise
To assess the worth or value of
Concede
to accept as valid
Irascible
Easily angered
Longevity
Long life
Accretion
Slow growth in size or amount
Singular
Unique, one of a kind
Dissemble
To conceal, fake
Dubious
Doubtful, of uncertain quality
Repentant
Penitent, sorry
Decadence
A process, condition, or time of cultural or moral decline; deterioration/decay.
Defamatory
Harmful to reputation
Virtuoso
Highly skilled artist.
Disclose
To reveal, make public
Parity
Equality, similarity
Raze
To demolish, level, destroy
Elicit
To bring forth, draw out, evoke
Plethora
An abundance, excess
Hypothesis
Assumption, theory requiring proof
Covert
Secretly engaged in
Adhere
(1) To stick to something (2) To follow devoutly
Paucity
Small in quantity
Impudent
Casually rude, insolent, impertinent
Bolster
To reinforce, boost, support
Nonplussed
Baffled, perplexed, puzzled.
Apprehend
(1) To seize, arrest (2) To perceive, understand, grasp
Impetuous
Rash, impulsive, acting without thinking
Unbridled
Unrestrained, uncontrolled.
Wallow
To roll oneself indolently; to become or remain helpless
Expunge
To obliterate, eradicate
Facile
(1) Easy, requiring little effort (2) Superficial, achieved with minimal thought or care, insincere
Opaque
Dark, not transparent.
Emulate
To imitate, follow an example
Insipid
Dull, boring
Momentous
Of great importance.
Notorious
Widely and unfavorably known
Cajole
Coax, wheedle, or flatter.
Intrepid
Fearless, adventurous
Vex
To confuse or annoy
Torrid
Giving off intense heat, passionate
Debonair
Pleasant and gracious, refined, suave, urbane.
Evacuate
To empty out, vacate
Unkempt
Ungroomed, disheveled.
Affable
Friendly, amiable
Garish
Gaudy, in bad taste
Pallid
Lacking color
Bias
A tendency, inclination, prejudice
Mercenary
(1) Acting only for money, greedy. (2) A soldier hired for pay.
Flout
To disregard or disobey openly
Foster
To stimulate, promote, encourage
Impregnable
Resistant to capture or penetration
Prowess
Extraordinary ability
Disgruntled
Upset, not content
Empathy
Identification with the feelings of others
Incidental
Not essential; minor.
Congenial
Pleasantly agreeable
Dapper
Neat, elegant
Rescind
To take back, repeal
Induce
To bring about, stimulate
Clamor
(1) Loud noise (2) To loudly insist
Flabbergasted
Astounded
Deterrent
Something that discourages or hinders.
Cerebral
Related to the intellect
Heinous
Shockingly wicked, repugnant
Debunk
To expose the falseness of something
Vestige
A mark or trace of something lost or vanished
Malady
Illness, problem
Petulance
Rudeness, irritability
Precedent
A standard for future action; something that has happened before.
Fervent
Ardent, passionate
Malleable
Capable of being shaped or transformed
Quaint
Charmingly old-fashioned
Abyss
Chasm, void, gulf
Toady
One who flatters in the hope of gaining favors
Harrowing
Greatly distressing, vexing
Brevity
Conciseness.
Compromise
To settle a dispute by terms agreeable to both sides
Obscure
Unclear, partially hidden
Discretion
the quality of being reserved in speech or action; good judgment
Implicit
Understood but not stated (opposite of explicit).
Renounce
Abandon, resign.
Reprieve
A temporary delay of punishment
Connive
To plot, scheme
Refuge
Safe haven, sanctuary
Agriculture
Farming
Indomitable
Not capable of being conquered
Debacle
Total breakdown; overwhelming and ruinous turn of events; calamity.
Pretentious
Pretending to be important, intelligent or cultured
Resilient
Quick to recover, bounce back
Gnarled
Knotted, twisted, convoluted.
Boisterous
Loud and full of energy
Desecrate
To violate the sacredness of a thing or place
Fester
To worsen or irritate, as in a festering wound
Fusty
Stale, fetid
Eclectic
From a wide variety of types or styles.
Remiss
Negligent, failing to take care
Vociferous
Loud, boisterous
Accentuate
To stress, highlight
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