ISEE Vocabulary > Group 19

Acclaim

enthusiastic and public praise

Allegorical

symbolic with hidden meaning

Appease

pacify, satisfy, gratify, or relieve

Banal

boring and unoriginal

Callous

heartless, uncaring, and cold

Complacent

smug or self‐ satisfied

Crux

most important or decisive point

Despondent

extremely discouraged

Ebullient

cheerful and full of energy

Enigma

a mystery, puzzle, or riddle

Expenditure

amount of money spent

Fortitude

courage in pain or adversity

Harangue

long, critical, and aggressive speech

Immortalize

confer enduring fame upon

Incriminate

strongly imply the guilt of someone

Integrity

quality of being moral or whole

Languish

grow weak or feeble

Malicious

intending or meant to do harm

Mundane

boring, everyday, or monotonous

Omnipresent

present everywhere

Pensive

engaged in deep or serious thought

Polarize

divide into contrasting groups

Propensity

natural tendency to behave in a way

Rapturous

causing great joy or enthusiasm

Revulsion

sense of disgust and loathing

Sequester

isolate, hide away, or confiscate

Subsequent

coming after something in time

Tenuous

very weak, flimsy, or doubtful

Unanimous

fully in agreement from all parties

Vivify

bring to life or animate

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