ISEE Vocabulary > Group 21

Accolade

an honor, award, or praise

Allusion

indirect or passing reference

Approbation

approval, praise, or admiration

Bedlam

scene of uproar and confusion

Canard

unfounded rumor or story; lie

Compulsory

required by law or rule; obligatory

Culminate

reach highest point of development

Detrimental

tending to cause harm

Eclectic

deriving from wide variety of sources

Enmity

hostility towards something

Exploit

use in an unfair or selfish way

Founder

fail or break down, due to a problem

Harp

discuss excessively and tediously

Impart

gift knowledge; communicate

Indelible

cannot be removed or forgotten

Intermittent

not continuous or steady

Lanky

ungracefully thin and tall

Malinger

pretend illness to escape work

Muster

collect, assemble, or gather

Onerous

oppressively burdensome

Penurious

extremely poor or stingy

Ponderous

heavy, slow, and clumsy

Propagate

spread and promote widely

Rectitude

morally correct behavior/thinking

Rhetorical

asked for effect, not for an answer

Servile

excessively willing to serve or please

Subsidy

money granted for assistance

Terminate

bring to a conclusion

Uncouth

lacking manners or grace

Volition

power to make your own choices

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