ISEE Vocabulary > Group 32

Acute

experienced to an intense degree

Amiable

having a pleasant manner

Articulate

express an idea fluently

Biased

unfairly prejudiced for or against

Caustic

sarcastic in a bitter way

Congenial

agreeable, friendly, and pleasant

Dearth

a scarcity or lack of something

Din

loud, prolonged, and irksome noise

Egregious

outstandingly bad or shocking

Equable

calm and even‐ tempered

Facsimile

an exact copy of printed materials

Gambit

a sacrificial move to gain advantage

Heterogeneous

consisting of dissimilar parts

Impetuous

done quickly and without thought

Inept

having or showing no skill

Inundate

overwhelm with things; flood

Leviathan

something very large and powerful

Manifold

numerous and various

Neophyte

a person new to a subject or skill

Outlier

a thing that differs from rest of group

Persnickety

too concerned about trivial things

Precursor

one who comes before; ancestor

Psyche

the mind or spirit of a person

Refuge

protection from danger

Sabotage

destroy or hinder for advantage

Sordid

involving immoral actions or motives

Superficial

on the surface or without depth

Tousled

made disordered or tangled

Vague

of unclear or uncertain meaning

Winsome

charming in look or character

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