ISEE Vocabulary > Group 1

Abase

humiliate; or lower in rank

Adulterate

make impure or weaken quality of

Ancillary

necessary for something to work

Assuage

lessen the intensity of something

Boisterous

noisy, cheerful, and rowdy

Circumspect

carefully considers all options

Contravene

oppose or act against

Deficient

lacking in quality or element

Disparate

made up of different parts

Emancipate

free from restraint or bondage

Espionage

practice of spying or using spies

Feasible

able to be done or carried out

Glib

nonchalant to the point of insincerity

Hubris

exaggerated pride or self‐confidence

Impugn

attack as false by words or argument

Ingratiate

gain favor with through effort

Irrelevant

not significant or necessary

Listless

lacking energy or interest

Mettle

vigor and strength of temperament

Numinous

holy, spiritual, or supernatural

Panegyric

formal or elaborate praise

Philanthropy

goodwill towards humanity

Prestigious

inspiring respect and admiration

Putrefy

decay or rot and produce a smell

Replete

fully equipped or filled

Sardonic

grimly mocking or cynical

Squalor

dirtiness due to poverty or neglect

Surpass

become better than something

Treatise

systematic written work on a subject

Verbose

filled with more words than needed

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