Bespoke Education ISEE/SSAT - Set 3

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Allege
To assert, usually without proof
Elude
To evade, escape
Cognizant
Aware, mindful
Ironic
Resulting in an unexpected situation, often the exact opposite of what is expected.
Lithe
Graceful, flexible, supple
Credulity
Willingness to believe; faith.
Profound
Deep; not superficial.
Trepidation
Fear or trembling.
Excavate
To dig out of the ground and remove
Forage
To graze, rummage for food
Lethargic
Tired, dull, indifferent, sluggish, apathetic.
Propensity
An inclination, preference
Superficial
Shallow, lacking in depth
Tranquil
Calm
Arable
Suitable for growing crops
Rebuff
Snub, reject.
Renegade
One who deserts a party or side and joins the opposition; traitor, rebel.
Fetter
To chain, restrain
Laudatory
Expressing admiration or praise
Vapid
Spiritless, insipid, dull.
Deferential
showing respect for the authority of another person
Dissuade
Persuade against doing something.
Enunciate
To pronounce carefully
Mutable
Able to change
Prohibition
A ban, embargo
Utilitarian
Relating to or aiming at usefulness
Stupefy
Stun, amaze.
Tremulous
Fearful
Edict
An order, decree
Bout
Short attack or period of activity
Fastidious
Picky, squeamish, meticulous; difficult to please.
Insatiable
Incapable of being satisfied
Assail
To attack
Discerning
Mentally quick and observant; insightful.
Adept
Extremely skilled
Procure
To obtain, acquire
Discordant
Conflicting or inharmonious.
Audible
Able to be heard
Rapport
Mutual understanding and harmony
Reprehensible
Deserving blame or punishment.
Anxiety
Intense uneasiness
Aggrieved
Distressed, wronged, injured
Discrete
Separate, distinct
Hackneyed
Cliched, worn out by overuse
Plausible
Probable, likely, trustworthy, believable.
Resolute
Firm, determined
Vacuous
Lack of content or ideas, stupid
Impasse
Deadlock, stalemate
Frivolous
Of little importance, trifling
Fortuitous
Happening by luck, fortunate
Entail
To include as a necessary step
Profusion
Lavish expenditure, large amount.
Enigmatic
Mystifying, cryptic
Ingenious
Clever, resourceful
Concur
To reach the same conclusion, agree occur at the same time.
Fabricate
To make up, invent
Inarticulate
Incapable of expressing oneself clearly through speech
Sagacity
Wisdom
Tirade
A long speech marked by harsh or biting language
Sovereign
Having absolute authority in a certain realm
Abase
To humiliate, degrade
Elaborate
Complex, detailed, intricate
Tenuous
Having little substance or strength
Innate
Inborn, natural, inherent.
Salve
A soothing balm
Acclaim
High praise
Commendation
A notice of approval or recognition
Exasperation
Irritation, frustration
Carouse
To party, celebrate
Affluent
Rich, wealthy
Maverick
An independent, nonconformist person
Circumspect
Cautious
Lampoon
To ridicule, satirize; a satire
Brusque
Short, abrupt, dismissive
Savory
Tasty, pleasing, attractive.
Superfluous
Extra, more than enough, redundant
Implacable
Incapable of being appeased or mitigated
Compassion
Sympathy, helpfulness or mercy
Punitive
Involving punishment
Bashful
Shy, excessively timid
Chastise
To criticize severely
Hypocrisy
Pretending to believe what one does not
Implement
(1) An instrument, utensil, tool (2) To put into effect, to institute
Rustic
Pertaining to the countryside; rural, simple, unrefined.
Inclination
A tendency, propensity
Confidential
Secret, private, hush-hush
Extricate
Free, disentangle.
Anguish
Extreme sadness, torment
Approbation
Praise
Compensate
To make an appropriate payment for something
Proclivity
A strong inclination toward something
Negligent
Habitually careless, neglectful
Volatile
Unstable, quickly changeable, fickle, capricious; quickly evaporating.
Abstain
To freely choose not to commit an action
Pine
To long for, sulk
Foil
To thwart, frustrate, defeat
Engender
To bring about, create, generate
Parsimony
Frugality, stinginess
Impertinent
Rude, insolent
Vigilant
Watchful, alert
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