ISEE Vocabulary > Group 31

Acumen

ability to make good judgments

Amend

make better or improve

Arson

act of setting fire to property

Bewilder

cause someone to be confused

Cathartic

providing psychological relief

Confound

cause confusion in someone

Deadpan

deliberately expressionless

Diligent

marked by steady or earnest effort

Egotistical

self‐centered or blatantly prideful

Epitome

a perfect example of something

Facile

effortlessly done in a superficial way

Galvanize

shock or excite into action

Hapless

unfortunate or unlucky

Impertinent

not showing proper respect

Ineffable

beyond words or indescribable

Intuitive

known/perceived by intuition

Lettered

formally educated or learned

Mediate

intervene between two parties

Nemesis

a long‐standing rival or archenemy

Ostracize

exclude someone from a group

Perseverance

steadfastness in action or belief

Precocious

overly mature at a young age

Pseudonym

fake name used to conceal identity

Recuperate

recover from illness or exertion

Rumpus

a noisy disturbance

Soporific

tending to induce drowsiness

Supercilious

acting like one is superior to others

Tortuous

full of twists and turns; complicated

Vacillate

be indecisive or waver

Willful

intentional or deliberate

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