ISEE Vocabulary > Group 10

Abscond

leave in secret to avoid detection

Affluent

having a great deal of wealth

Antithesis

a thing in direct contrast to another

Augment

add to something to make it greater

Brunt

the worst or chief part of something

Coax

persuade or flatter something to act

Corpulent

being fat or overweight

Decry

publically criticize or denounce

Denounce

publically declare to be wrong or evil

Doleful

mournful or expressing sorrow

Empirical

based on evidence or observation

Exacerbate

make something worse

Flagrant

obviously offensive or shameless

Ignoble

not honorable in any way

Incisive

sharp‐witted and clear‐thinking

Insidious

treacherous and subtly harmful

Jollity

lively and cheerful activity

Lugubrious

looking or sounding sad

Obsolete

out of date or no longer made

Parsimonious

unwilling to spend money

Placid

not easily upset or excited

Prim

stiffly formal and respectable

Proffer

offer something to be accepted

Quiescent

inactive or dormant

Requital

something given in return/retaliation

Scathing

severely critical or devastating

Stoic

not showing feeling or emotion

Tacit

understood without being said

Truncate

shorten by cutting top or end off

Vigilant

watchful, attentive, and observant

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