ISEE Vocabulary > Group 20

Acclimate

adjust or adapt to new conditions

Alleviate

make suffering less severe

Amenable

easily influenced or controlled

Baneful

causing harm, ruin, or death

Cajole

persuade into action by coaxing

Camaraderie

mutual trust and friendship

Compliant

inclined to obey or agree with others

Detract

belittle, diminish, or distract

Eccentric

unconventional and a little strange

Enlighten

inform or give insight

Explicate

analyze in order to reveal meaning

Fortuitous

happening by lucky chance

Hardy

capable of enduring difficulty

Immutable

permanent or cannot be changed

Incumbent

currently in office or needed for duty

Interment

burial of a corpse in a tomb or grave

Languor

tiredness, inertia, or fatigue

Malign

evil in nature or effect

Munificent

more generous than necessary

Omniscient

having unlimited knowledge

Penultimate

second to last in a series of things

Pompous

irritatingly self‐ important or grand

Propitiate

win or regain the favor of someone

Rarefy

make rare, thin, or less dense

Rhetoric

art of effective language

Serendipitous

occurring by happy chance

Subservient

prepared to fully obey others

Tepid

lukewarm or unenthusiastic

Unctuous

excessively flattering; oily

Volatile

inconstant, flighty, or explosive

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