ISEE Vocabulary > Group 17

Accede

agree to a demand, request, or treaty

Allay

diminish or put fear at rest

Appalling

awful, terrible, or frightful

Avid

eager or enthusiastic

Cagey

wary, cautious, and tight‐lipped

Compendium

detailed collection of something

Crestfallen

sad and disappointed

Desecrate

violate; treat with violent disrespect

Duress

threats or violence to force action

Engross

completely hold one’s attention

Exorcise

drive out evil or evil spirits

Formulate

carefully create or develop something

Hamper

hinder, delay, or interfere with

Immigrate

come to live in a foreign country

Incontrovertible

not able to be denied or disputed

Intact

complete or not damaged

Laconic

using very few words

Malevolent

having a wish to do evil to others

Muddle

cause confusion or disorder

Ominous

suggesting a bad thing will happen

Penitent

having or showing sorrow and regret

Plutocrat

one whose power comes from wealth

Proliferate

increase rapidly in numbers

Rancor

longstanding and bitter resentment

Revamp

give new and improved form

Seedy

sleazy, shabby, and disreputable

Submissive

ready to obey the will of others

Tenacious

determined and persistent

Ubiquitous

present or found everywhere

Visionary

creative, inventive, or imaginative

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