ISEE Vocabulary > Group 30

Acrimonious

bitter and angry in speech or tone

Ameliorate

make a bad condition better

Aromatic

having a pleasant or distinctive smell

Bestow

present a gift or honor

Castigate

scold someone severely

Conflagration

a large destructive fire

Dauntless

fearless and determined

Digress

leave the main subject briefly

Egalitarian

relating to equal rights for all

Epithet

descriptive nickname or label

Facetious

meant to be funny or sarcastic

Gainsay

deny or contradict a fact or statement

Heretic

a person against established beliefs

Impermanent

not lasting or durable

Industrious

diligent and hardworking

Introverted

focused inwardly rather than out

Lethargic

sluggish and apathetic

Maxim

short statement of general truth

Negligible

insignificant and unimportant

Ostentatious

meant to impress and attract notice

Perplex

completely confuse or baffle someone

Precipice

edge or brink of danger or peril

Prudent

exercising good judgment

Reconciliation

restoration of friendly relations

Ruminate

think deeply about something

Somnolence

sleepiness or drowsiness

Sunder

split, break, or wrench apart

Torpid

mentally or physically inactive

Utmost

most extreme or greatest

Whimsical

playfully fanciful; unpredictable

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