ISEE Vocabulary > Group 2

Abate

become less in amount or degree

Adversary

opponent in conflict or contest

Anecdote

short story on a real occurrence

Astute

clever and perceptive

Bolster

support or strengthen

Circumstantial

full but inconclusive proof

Contrite

feeling or showing remorse

Dissonance

lack of harmony or agreement

Disparate

made up of different parts

Emasculate

deprive of strength or spirit

Esteem

respect and admiration

Fecund

fertile or productive

Gluttonous

excessively greedy in consumption

Hyperbole

exaggerated statement

Impunity

free from harm or punishment

Inimical

harmful or destructive

Irremediable

not able to be cured

Lithe

easily flexible or graceful

Migrate

move from one habitat to another

Nymph

spirit of nature; or a fairy

Pantomime

express meaning through gesture

Phlegmatic

unexcitable or unemotional

Presumptuous

failure to observe propriety

Quagmire

difficult situation or predicament

Reprehensible

deserving criticism or condemnation

Sate

satisfy until full (such as with food)

Squander

wastefully use something

Surreal

bizarre or unbelievable

Trenchant

sharply perceptive or caustic

Verboten

forbidden usually by an authority

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