ISEE Vocabulary > Group 35

Abstain

restrain oneself from something

Adept

very skilled at something

Amnesty

an official pardon from offenses

Ascetic

having severe self‐ discipline

Blasé

lacking interest due to familiarity

Censure

express severe disapproval

Conservative

liking tradition and cautious of change

Debilitate

make someone weak and infirm

Disconcerting

troubling or unsettling

Elegy

a poem of serious reflection

Eradicate

destroy completely or put to an end

Fanatic

person filled with excessive passion

Hindrance

a thing that obstructs another

Impervious

impenetrable or cannot be affected

Impinge

have a negative impact on; intrude

Implicit

implied but not plainly expressed

Invective

abusive or highly critical language

Libertine

having a disregard for morality

Mellifluous

sweet and pleasant to hear

Mendacious

not telling the truth; lying

Oxymoron

contradictory terms side by side

Pervasive

spreading widely through an area

Preemptive

intended to forestall

Puissant

having great power or influence

Remittance

a sum of money spent for services

Salubrious

health‐giving or healthy

Spectrum

the entire range of something

Supplant

supersede and replace something

Transcend

go beyond the range or limits of

Wizened

shriveled or wrinkled with age

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