ISEE Vocabulary > Group 25

Acme

highest or most perfect point

Amass

collect a large amount over time

Archaic

very old or old‐ fashioned

Bellicose

aggressive or willing to fight

Capacious

having a great deal of space inside

Concur

agree with or coincide

Cupidity

excessive desire or greed

Desirous

having or expressing desire

Effect

the result of an action or cause

Ephemeral

lasting for a very short time

Extol

praise enthusiastically

Frugal

very careful with money/resources

Heckle

aggressively or abusively interrupt

Impecunious

having little or no money

Indistinct

not clear or sharply defined

Intractable

stubborn or hard to control

Laudable

deserving praise or commendation

Manumit

release from slavery or set free

Nadir

lowest point in fortunes

Orator

skilled public speaker

Perfunctory

casually and hastily completed

Potentate

ruler or one who holds power

Prototype

original or first model

Rebuke

sharply scold someone

Robust

strong and healthy; powerful

Slavish

submissive or unoriginal

Succinct

briefly and clearly expressed

Thrifty

very careful with money/resources

Undulate

move with a wavelike motion

Vouch

confirm truth via experience

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