ISEE Vocabulary > Group 5

Abeyance

state of temporary disuse

Aesthetic

set of principles; or concerning beauty

Annul

declare something as invalid

Atone

make amends or right wrongs

Bourgeois

of the middle class; or materialistic

Clandestine

done in secret, usually forbidden

Convivial

friendly, lively, and enjoyable

Delinquent

tending to commit crimes

Diversity

state of having variety

Emblazon

add obvious design to something

Eulogy

spoken or written high praise

Fetish

obsession; or magical object

Grandiloquent

extravagant with intent to impress

Iconoclast

one who attacks cherished beliefs

Inaugurate

begin or introduce something

Injurious

causing harm or damage

Jarring

clashing in a shocking way

Logos

appeals to one’s logic or reason

Misconception

incorrect view due to faulty thinking

Obliterate

destroy utterly or wipe out

Paramount

more important than anything else

Pinnacle

highest or most successful point

Prevaricate

speak or act in an evasive way

Quarrelsome

likely to argue or fight

Reproof

expression of blame or criticism

Saturnine

slow and gloomy in action

Staid

quiet, serious, and respectable

Sustenance

something that maintains life

Trite

overused and lacking originality

Verisimilar

appearing to be true or real

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