ISEE Vocabulary > Group 33

Adage

a proverb expressing a truth

Amicable

friendly or good‐ natured

Artifice

trickery or deception

Bigot

a person intolerant of others

Cavalier

showing a lack of proper concern

Conniving

conspiring to do something illegal

Debacle

a sudden failure or fiasco

Dirge

a lament, song, or poem for the dead

Egress

exit or leave a place

Equanimity

composure under difficult situations

Fallacy

a mistaken or false belief

Gamut

complete scope or range of something

Hiatus

a pause or gap in a process

Impish

inclined to cause trouble for fun

Inert

lacking the ability to move

Invaluable

extremely useful or indispensable

Levity

lack of appropriate seriousness

Malediction

a curse or damnation

Megalomania

obsession with the exercise of power

Nepotism

favoring relatives/ friends with power

Pertinent

relevant to a particular matter

Puerile

childishly silly and trivial

Refute

prove something to be wrong

Saccharine

excessively sweet or sentimental

Semblance

outward form or appearance

Sparse

thinly dispersed or scattered

Superfluous

more than is required

Tout

aggressively try to sell something

Valiant

possessing courage or determination

Wistful

having vague or regretful longing

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