ISEE Vocabulary > Group 27

Acquiesce

accept without protest

Ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

Ardent

enthusiastic or passionate

Bequeath

leave or give a thing to someone

Capricious

given to sudden changes in mood

Cursory

hastily done and not thorough

Diaphanous

light, delicate, and translucent

Didactic

intended to instruct or teach

Efficacious

capable of causing a desired result

Epilogue

a conclusion at the end of a book/play

Epiphany

moment of sudden insight

Exuberant

filled with lively energy

Fundamental

of central importance

Impending

about to happen or occur

Indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion

Intrepid

fearless or adventurous

Martyr

person killed for their beliefs

Narcissistic

having excessive love for oneself

Orthodox

conforming to what is traditional

Peripatetic

traveling from place to place

Prattle

talk at length in a foolish way

Proviso

condition attached to an agreement

Quixotic

unrealistic and impractical

Recalcitrant

resisting control or authority

Ruddy

having a healthy red color

Sobriety

seriousness or clear‐headedness

Succumb

submit to a superior force

Thwart

prevent something that may occur

Upbraid

scold or find fault with someone

Wane

decrease gradually in size

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