ISEE Vocabulary > Group 29

Abrogate

repeal or do away with

Acrid

having a bitter taste or smell

Ambrosial

extremely pleasing to the taste

Aristocrat

a member of a ruling class

Bereaved

suffering the loss of a loved one

Carp

complain or find fault in

Cynical

distrustful of the motives of others

Diffuse

spread over a wide area

Effrontery

insolent or brazen behavior

Epitaph

an inscription on a tombstone

Façade

appearance that gives false ideas

Fusillade

a rapid series of shots fired

Heinous

utterly evil or wicked

Imperious

arrogant and domineering

Indulgent

overly generous to or lenient

Intrinsic

being essential to a thing’s nature

Lenient

inclined to be merciful

Maudlin

tearfully emotional and sentimental

Nefarious

evil, wicked, or criminal

Ostensible

possibly true but maybe not

Perpetuity

the quality of lasting forever

Precedent

an example for future occurrences

Proximity

state of closeness to something

Recognizance

a promise made before a court

Ruefully

expressing sorrow or regret

Solvent

able to pay one’s debts

Summit

highest level that can be reached

Toady

one who flatters hoping for favors

Usurp

take power illegally by force

Wheedle

employ flattery to persuade

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