Bespoke Education ISEE/SSAT - Set 4

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Inevitable
Certain, unavoidable
Vehement
Marked by intense force or emotion
Speculative
Not based in fact
Futile
Without the desired effect; ineffectual, useless.
Feral
Wild, savage
Infer
To deduce, conclude
Wane
To decrease in size, dwindle
Belligerent
Argumentative
Parody
A satirical imitation
Cherish
To feel or show affection toward something
Condone
Overlook, forgive.
Dissent
(1) To disagree (2) The act of disagreeing
Annul
To make void or invalid
Eschew
To shun, avoid
Writhe
To twist, thrash about
Haughty
Arrogant and condescending
Embryonic
Undeveloped, not fully formed, incipient
Procrastinate
To unnecessarily delay, postpone, put off
Delegate
To hand over responsibility for something
Exalt
To glorify, praise
Perfidious
Faithless, disloyal, untrustworthy
Clandestine
Secret
Fallacious
Misleading or false.
Deplore
To feel or express sorrow, disapproval
Deficient
Lacking, wanting
Enmity
Ill will, hatred, hostility
Rectitude
Uprightness, extreme morality
Seclude
To isolate, hide away
Ruse
A trick
Lugubrious
Excessively dismal, mournful.
Exult
To rejoice
Irrevocable
Incapable of being taken back
Terrestrial
Relating to the land
Reproach
To scold, disapprove
Strenuous
Requiring tremendous energy or stamina
Inconsequential
Unimportant, trivial
Lurid
Ghastly, sensational
Reprove
To scold, rebuke
Revoke
To take back
Aspersion
A curse, expression of ill-will
Oration
A speech delivered in a formal or ceremonious manner
Trite
Not original, overused
Waive
To give up, relinquish (as in to waive one's right to an attorney)
Candor
Honesty, frankness
Euphoric
Elated, uplifted
Reticence
Silent, reserved; reluctant to speak.
Exhort
To urge, prod, spur
Avenge
To seek revenge
Clergy
Members of Christian holy orders
Protagonist
Central character or hero of a story; person most active in resolving a situation.
Hypothetical
Based on an assumption or hypothesis.
Partisan
a follower, adherent
Adjunct
Accessory, addition
Appease
To calm, satisfy
Disrepute
A state of being held in low regard
Adroit
Skillful, dexterous
Luminous
Brightly shining
Meritorious
Worthy of esteem or reward
Foretell
To predict, portend
Menace
To threaten; A threat or danger
Eloquence
Expressiveness, persuasive speech.
Adulation
High praise
Ephemeral
Momentary, transient, fleeting
Anarchist
One who wants to eliminate all government
Paramount
greatest in importance, rank, character
Inept
Not suitable or capable, unqualified
Meager
deficient in size or quality
Mar
To spoil, tarnish
Orator
Lecturer, speaker
Inhibit
To prevent, restrain, stop
Pungent
Having a pointed, sharp quality; often used to describe smells
Instigate
Goad, urge, start, provoke, incite.
Noxious
Harmful, unwholesome
Subtle
Hard to detect or describe; perceptive
Lucid
Easily understood; clear, sane, full of light.
Construe
To interpret
Hiatus
A break or gap in duration or continuity
Dissipate
(1) To disappear, cause to disappear (2) To waste
Complement
To complete, make perfect
Naïve
Inexperienced, ingenuous
Deceive
To mislead
Circumvent
To get around
Rail
To scold, protest
Integral
Necessary for completeness
Nullify
To make invalid, to void.
Quell
To control or diffuse a potentially explosive situation
Conciliatory
Reconciling, soothing, apologetic.
Mandate
An authoritative command
Debilitate
Weaken, enfeeble.
Exonerate
Acquit; free from guilt.
Haphazard
Random, by chance.
Indolent
Lazy, painless, slow to heal.
Benign
Kindly, favorable; not malignant or harmful.
Fecund
Fruitful, fertile
Harangue
(1) a ranting speech (2) to give such a speech
Aversion
A particular dislike for something
Moderate
(1) Not extreme (2) One who expresses moderate opinions
Cursory
Casual; hastily done.
Conventional
Customary; predictable; conformist
Eradicate
To completely erase or wipe out.
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