Bespoke Education ISEE/SSAT - Set 5

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Ubiquitous
Existing everywhere, widespread
Whimsical
Fanciful, full of whims
Sacrilege
Irreverent treatment of holy things; desecration, blasphemy.
Arid
Extremely dry or deathly boring
Lavish
(1) Given without limits (2) To give without limits
Refurbish
To restore, clean up
Meticulous
Excessively careful; fastidious.
Scrutinize
To observe carefully
Reverence
Worship, profound respect
Penchant
A tendency, partiality, preference
Quarantine
To isolate the sick fro the well
Derelict
Abandoned, run-down
Plenitude
An abundance
Zealous
Fervent, filled with eagerness in pursuit of something
Genial
Friendly, affable
Frugal
Thrifty, cheap
Annex
(1) Addition to a building (2) To take possession of
Wily
Crafty, sly
Apathetic
Lacking concern, emotion
Prosperity
Wealth or success
Alacrity
Eagerness, speed
Derivative
Taken directly from a source, unoriginal
Innuendo
An insinuation
Intersect
To converge, meet at a point
Pillage
To seize or plunder, especially in war
Arboreal
Of or relating to trees
Veracity
Truthfulness, accuracy
Ruminate
Think about carefully; ponder.
Abhor
To hate, detest
Chronological
Arranged in order of time
Limber
Flexible, lithe, agile
Insinuate
To suggest indirectly or subtly
Prolific
Abundantly fruitful; fertile.
Stoic
One who shows little to no emotion.
Pacific
Soothing
Stagnate
To become or remain inactive, not develop, not flow
Abate
To reduce, lessen
Gourmand
Someone fond of eating and drinking
Palatable
Agreeable to the taste or sensibilities
Enthrall
To charm, hold spellbound
Potable
Suitable for drinking
Pragmatic
Practical, realistic.
Efface
To wipe out, obliterate, rub away
Bane
Burden, nemesis
Aquatic
Relating to water
Composure
Calmness, poise
Grotesque
Distorted, strangely ugly.
Revel
To enjoy intensely
Taciturn
not inclined to talk
Vilify
Slander.
Disseminate
Scatter (like seeds) or spread (like news).
Agile
Quick, nimble
Ominous
Foreboding or foreshadowing evil
Strident
Harsh, loud
Constrain
To forcibly restrict
Scull
Light racing rowboat; to row or paddle
Vindictive
Vengeful
Legacy
Something passed on from a predecessor or ancestor, often in his/her will.
Vicarious
Experienced through imagining that of another person.
Tome
A large book
Satirical
Mocking, ridiculing, sarcastic.
Occlude
To block, obstruct
Quagmire
A difficult situation
Proximity
Nearness.
Propriety
The quality or state of being proper, decent
Debauch
to corrupt by means of sensual pleasures
Innovation
Something new; a recent invention; the process of creating new things or ideas.
Dynamic
Actively changing
Ratify
To approve, endorse, pass
Immutable
Unchangeable.
Malevolent
Wanting harm to befall others
Solemnity
Seriousness, gravity.
Infiltrate
Pass into or through; penetrate (an organization) sneakily.
Intuitive
Instinctive, untaught
Advocate
(1) To argue in favor of something (2) A person who argues in favor of something
Animosity
Hatred.
Forsake
To give up, renounce
Fortitude
Strength, guts
Kinetic
Moving, involving motion
Pervasive
Spread throughout; permeating.
Puny
Tiny, diminutive
Placid
Calm, peaceful
Antagonist
Foe, opponent, adversary
Discern
To perceive, detect
Transient
Temporary, short-lived, fleeting
Liability
(1) Something for which one is legally responsible, usually involving a disadvantage or risk (2) A handicap, burden
Carp
To annoy, pester
Florid
Red-colored, flushed; gaudy, ornate
Piety
Religious devotion; godliness.
Arbitration
The process or act of resolving a dispute
Nurture
Care for; feed, educate.
Obtuse
Lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect
Forum
A medium for lecture or discussion
Founder
To sink, fail
Sedentary
Sitting, settled
Pittance
A very small amount, especially relating to money
Pigment
Dye, tint
Servile
Subservient
Repudiate
To reject, refuse to accept
Insidious
Appealing but imperceptibly harmful, seductive
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