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ISEE Vocab Words

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adage
old saying, proverb
affectation
pretension, shame, pose
aperture
opening
aqueous
watery, aquatic, liquid
cache
hiding place for treasures, stash
caprice
sudden, unpredictable change, impules, whim
contentious
eager to quarrel
dearth
scarcity, lack
delude
to deceive
deluge
flood
discursive
covering a wide area or digresing from a topic
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
doff
to remove or take off
erudite
knowledgeable and learned
expunge
to delete or omit completely
gregarious
fond of company
magnanimous
noble, forgiving, patient, tolerant, unresentful
misbegotten
poorly conceived, poorly planned, based on false assumptions or reasoning
olfactory
relating to sense of smell
quell
overpower, quench
raze
destroy
repartee
witty conversation, retort
repudiate
to reject what one was once associated with
rout
conquer, defeat, and chase off
schism
division, break, conflict, clash
torrid
hot, parched, sizzling
wantonly
without a reason
circumscribe
to encircle with a line, limit, outline, bound