48 terms

ISEE Upper level vocab (Ho-Le)

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Hoard
Verb: gather and store material goods. Noun: the collection of material goods in storage
Homely
ugly, unattractive in appearance
Ignoble
not honorable in character or purpose
Illuminate
1. describe so that someone understands
2. add lighting in an area or on an object
Illustrate
1. draw a picture that represents an idea or object
2. give an example that helps others to understand
Immaculate
clean and without any stains, dirt, or clutter
Impasse
a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement
Imply
to suggest something without saying it directly
Impulsive
likely to act on any ideas that enter the mind
Inane
not sensible; lacking in reasonable explanation
Incident
an event that happened and usually has consequences later on
Incidental
accompanying something but not a major part
Incision
a precise cut with medical tools to begin surgery
Incisive
intelligently analytical and clear-thinking
Incite
act to cause others to react with passion or strong emotions
Indifferent
not caring which outcome is chosen
Indignant
acting offended by the actions of others
Infiltrate
penetrate the social hierarchy of a group with the intention of gaining information about them to relay to an outside party
Ingenuity
the quality of being clever, original, and inventive
Ingress
a place or means of access; an entrance.
Inhabit
live or dwell in a place
Initial
Noun: the first letter of a word, frequently a name
Adjective: the first part of an ongoing process
Verb: write the first letters of one's name on a document
Innate
inborn; natural
Innocuous
not causing any harm
Innovate
make something new or solve a problem with a new solution
Inquiry
asking questions
Insight
understanding of a topic often gained after studying it
Insinuate
to suggest an idea without saying it directly
Insipid
tasteless, flat, uninteresting
Insolent
showing disrespect to another, frequently older person or a person with greater authority
Integrity
1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; 2. the state of being whole and undivided.
Intermission
a short period of time between the first and second part of a performance
Integrate
combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole
Intricate
very complicated or detailed
Inundate
1. flood with water.
2. overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with
Invoke
1. appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument
2. call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration
Irate
angry
Jeer
mock or make fun of
Jest
joking; said with the intention of humor
Jubilant
joyful at hearing good news
Justify
1. explain the reason for something
2. align text to the margin of a document
Keen
sharp
Kinetic
relating to, or resulting from motion
Laudatory
in praise
Lavish
sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious
Legacy
an amount of money or property left to someone in a will.
Lament
cry or express sorrow over something sad
Legend
1. a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
2. a rectangle that explains symbols used in a map or drawing