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Ava's ISEE words

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anticipate
to expect, to foresee
apprehensive
nervous or scared about something in the future
authentic
real, genuine
bias
prejudice, opinion that prevents someone from being impartial
capricious
unpredictable, changing without reason
comical
funny, amusing
condemn
to criticize, to sentence
elucidate
to make clear, to explain
fiasco
utter failure
gala
a festive occasion or celebration
infraction
violation, breaking of a law or rule
inhabit
to love or dwell, to occupy, to reside
peer
to look intently or with difficulty
placate
to soothe, to satisfy, to appease
reliable
trustworthy, dependable
resemble
to look like or be similar to
revere
to honor, to worship
static
unchanging, not moving
tact
the ability to say the right thing at the right time
valiant
courageous, brave
apathetic
not caring, bored
arrogant
overly proud, boastful
benevolent
kind, charitable
candid
honest, out in the open
coherent
clear, understandable
consecutive
organized, in a row
distort
to twist, to deform
divert
to amuse, to distract
divulge
to reveal, to disclose
eerie
scary, creepy, mysterious
estimate
to make an educated guess or rough guess
excise
to cut out, to remove
heterogeneous
to be different, mixed
impatient
not wanting to wait, eager, ready to go
omit
to leave out , to overlook, to neglect
ponder
to think about
pretentions
being a show off, arrogant
scruples
values, morals
stealthy
secret, sneaky, furtive
trivial
ordinary, unimportant
bore
to tire with repetition, to make a hole by drilling
climax
a high point or an ending of a series of events
courteous
polite, well mannered
culpable
responsible for a wrong or error, blameworthy
degenerate
to deteriorate
endeavor
to attempt
exotic
interesting as a result of being foreign
fathom
to measure the depth of water, to comprehend
frivolous
silly, not serious
infer
to deduce, to conclude
incessant
not ceasing, endless
lethargic
feeling lazy due to sleepiness
naive
childlike, unexperienced, innocent
privilege
a benefit or favor given only to some people
proximity
nearness, closeness
spontaneous
automatic, without thinking
surge
to rise suddenly
trek
a long, difficulty journey, often involving hiking
vacillate
to be undecided, to go back and fourth
vivacious
lively, animated
adverse
unfavorable, hostile
competent
being able, qualified
concede
to grant or give in, to accept as true
congenial
pleasant, sociable
cringe
to shrink back to cower
disdain
to consider unworthy of consideration
emit
to give off, to send
encounter
a meeting, confrontation
inanimate
appearing dead of lifeless
incentive
motive, stimulus
malevolent
wicked, hateful
meager
spare, skimpy, not enough
nomad
a person who constantly travels, never settling
perimeter
the boundary of a closed figure
retort
a quick response that is often clever
rustic
relating to life in the country, simple
somber
gloomy, depressing, melancholy
strenuous
requiring a lit of effort, difficult and exhasting
summon
to call forth, evoke
unequivocal
clear, leaving no doubt
abyss
a deep gulf or pit
acclaim
praise or approval
arduous
difficult, demanding, grueling
atone
to make amends, to reconcile
chaperone
one who supervises over young, unmarried people
delude
to deceive, to mislead
erode
to wear away, to cause to deteriorate
expedient
quick, practical
homogeneous
to be the same or similar, uniform
innocuous
harmless
irrelevant
unrelated, inappropriate
mortify
to shame, to humiliate
oration
a formal address or speech
pliable
flexible
preposterous
outrageous, absurd, unbelievable
pristine
pure, untouched
sever
to separate, to divide
sentiment
feeling or emotion
stupefy
to stun, to make stupid or groggy
tedious
tiresome, boring, mind numbing
abolish
to do away with, to destroy completely
bleak
dreamy, miserable, without much hope
commence
to start, to begin
conspicuous
obvious
disingenuous
insincere, false, phony
enlighten
to inform or make clear
illuminate
to make clear, to give light to
medley
an assortment of items, or one song composed of
outlandish
bizzarre
personable
pleasant in appearance pr personality
potential
possible
prod
to jab or poke, to rouse to action
robust
strong and healthy
rudimentary
crude, basic, fundamental
sift
to put through a sieve
venture
to risk, to gamble
vigilant
alert, watchful
vulnerable
open to attack or damage
wrath
anger, age or fury
zest
passion or enthusiasm
aghast
terrified, shocked
aloof
distant, detached, withdrawn
alter
to make different, change
avert
to turn away, to sidetrack
barren
non-producing, infertile
compatible
capable of existing together in harmony
compel
to urge, to obtain be force
constrict
to squeeze, to obstruct
cryptic
secret, mysterious
dismal
gloomy, dreadful
dormant
inactive, a state of resembling sleep
evade
to avoid, to dodge
expedite
to speed up, to execute efficiently
illusion
a misleading image, an hallucination
interrogate
to examine, to question
lenient
tolerant, not strict, indulgent
proficient
skilled, expert, adept
sloth
laziness
submit
to yield to the will of another, to offer to the
transcend
to beyond the limits, to overcome
antithesis
the direct opposite
compulsory
required, enforced
contemplate
to consider, to ponder, to meditate
despair
to lose hope or confidence
heed
to pay attention to, to mind
immaculate
pure, very clean
jeer
to speak derisively or insultingly
imply
suggest, to hint
lucid
clear, unclouded, unambiguous
mute
unable to speak
oblivious
unaware, inattentive
peevish
irritable, cranky
potent
powerful, efective
profound
deep, not superficial
scowl
a look of anger or strong disaproval, frown
sneer
a slight raising of the upper lip expressing contempt
solitude
the contition of being alone, isolation
versatile
having many funtions or talents
wary
cautious
waver
to hesitate, to go back and forth in a decision
amorphous
shapeless, having no definite form
assess
to measure the value of something
chaos
confusion, a state of disorganization, anarchy
complement
to form to the finishing part, to go well with
compliment
an admiring remark, honor, regards
conceited
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conceited
vain
concept
thought, idea, notion
conventional
ordinary, commonplace
dispence
to administer, to deal or give out portions
ebb
to shrink, diminish, dwindle
eloquent
having fluency and polish in speech
fragile
frail, easily broken
impartial
neutral
impasse
deadlock, a point where nobody can win
mandatory
required, compulsory, obligatory
perish
to become destroyed or ruined
prolong
to extent, to lengthen in time
refine
to improve or perfect, to elevate
subside
to sink to a lower level, to lessen or abate
superficial
shallow, lacking depth
concur
to agree
deficient
lacking, not up to normal standards
delete
to eliminate, to erase, to take away
devout
holy, religious
evict
to expel, to throw out a tenant
futile
useless, hopeless, not worth attempting
gratify
to please, to satisfy, to give in to what is desired
harass
to annoy persistently, to bother
industrious
hard working, conscientious, productive
inevitable
unavoidable, expected
innate
inborn, born with
merge
to blend, to combine into one
perturb
to disturb, to bother
predator
an animal that lives by killing and eating other animals, a person who lives by stealing from others
proponent
one who argues in favor of something, advocate
sociable
friendly
sovereign
ruler or leader
stampede
a sudden headlong rush
subtle
not easily seen, not obvious
vague
uncertain, unclear, clouded
bestow
to present as a gift of honor
clamber
to climb with difficulty
coax
to influence or urge through flattery
concise
brief and to the point, using few words
conceal
to hide, to keep from observation or understanding
deceive
to cheat, to be false
deter
to hamper, to block, to get in the way
dodge
to avoid by moving quickly aside
dwindle
to diminish, to become gradually less
enhance
to increase in value, to make better
exuberant
excited, lively, energetic
fluctuate
to change or vary, to rise or fall like waves
frugal
thrifty, economical, sparing
heir
one who inherits or succeeds to the property, rank or office of another
magnify
to increase in significance, exaggerate
plausible
appearing worthy of belief, reasonable
resolve
to decide, to deal with successfully
rigorous
harsh, severe, rigid
scanty
barely adequate, lacking
surrogate
substitute
abridge
to abbreviate, to shorten, to condense
accomplice
an assistant to a criminal break the law
acrid
having a bitter, unpleasant taste
adorn
to decorate, to beautify
contempt
open disrespect or hatred
degrade
to demote, to wear down
disarray
disorder, chaos
enthrall
to hold the attention of, to captivate
fluster
tol make nervous, confused or bothered
heresy
beliefs that go against religion
inkling
a hint, a vague idea
invincible
unbeatable, unconquerable
kindle
to start a fire burning, to arouse, to stir up
mentor
a wise and loyal advisor
migrate
to move from one place to another
obscure
hard to understand, hidden,
obsolete
old fashioned, no longer in use
throb
to beat rapidly, to pound
vigor
strength, energy
vital
full of life, animated
abduct
to kidnap, to carry off by force
access
permission or ability to enter or approach
advent
coming, arrival
alleviate
to lessen, to make easier or lighter
aversion
dislike, hatred
chronic
frequent, persistent
esteem
respect, admiration
gregarious
outgoing, sociable
grimace
a facial expression showing pain or disgust
introvert
one who is withdrawn or somber
placid
quiet, calm, serene
pluck
to pull off or out,
precarious
dangerously unstable, unsafe
recede
to withdraw, to move back
revive
to awaken, to return to life
ruddy
reddish or rosy in appearance
rupture
to break, to burst
skirmish
a small encounter or fight
tangible
touchable, meaningful, significant
vicinity
a surrounding area or neighborhood, proximity
blatant
obvious
cavity
a hollow area or hole
conform
to be obedient, to go along with the crowd
diligent
hard working
docile
easily managed
endure
to put up with, to last along time
eternal
never-ending
evecuate
to empty, to remove
exemplary
worthy of example or praise
hinder
to hamper to block