ISEE Vocabulary > Group 11

Abstemious

showing self‐ restraint

Affront

action that causes offense or outrage

Apathy

lack of enthusiasm or concern

Auspicious

conducive to success

Brusque

abrupt or blunt in manner

Cobble

roughly assemble something

Corroborate

confirm or give support

Deplete

exhaust the supply of something

Douse

extinguish or saturate

Emulate

imitate or surpass something

Exalt

hold in very high regard

Fleeting

lasting a very short time

Guile

sly or cunning intelligence

Ignominious

humiliating or embarrassing

Incite

encourage or stir up action

Insinuate

suggest or hint at something bad

Judicious

showing good judgment

Luminous

full of light, or bright or shining

Mollify

appease someone’s anger or anxiety

Obstinate

stubborn and unyielding

Partisan

prejudiced in favor of something

Plagiarize

steal and pass off a thing as your own

Profound

very great or intense

Quintessential

being the perfect example of a thing

Rescind

revoke, cancel, or repeal

Scion

descendant of a notable family

Stolid

calm, dependable, and unemotional

Taciturn

reserved or uncommunicative

Tumultuous

loud, confused, and disorderly

Vignette

brief evocative story or account

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