ISEE Vocabulary > Group 38

Admonish

warn or scold someone

Ample

enough or more than enough

Aspiration

a hope of achieving something

Blather

talk long without making sense

Chastise

severely scold or reprimand

Contemporary

in the present, up‐ to‐date, or modern

Decadent

luxuriously self‐ indulgent; corrupt

Discrepancy

lack of similarity between facts

Elucidate

make something clear; explain

Ersatz

inferiorly artificial or not genuine

Feral

wild, untamed, or savage

Gaudy

extravagantly bright or showy

Homage

special honor shown publicly

Improvidence

carelessness with money

Inflammatory

intended to arouse anger

Irate

feeling or showing great anger

Limpid

completely clear and unclouded

Mercurial

unpredictable in mood or mind

Noxious

poisonous or very unpleasant

Palpable

able to be touched or felt; plain to see

Petty

of very little importance

Preposterous

contrary to common sense

Purify

remove contaminates from

Remunerate

pay someone for services

Sanctuary

a place of refuge or safety

Sprightly

lively and full of energy

Surfeit

an excessive amount of a thing

Transitory

lasting only a short time

Vacuous

lacking thought or intelligence

Venerable

worthy of great respect

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