ISEE Vocabulary > Group 6

Abhorrent

inspiring disgust and loathing

Affable

friendly and easy to talk to

Antagonize

cause someone to become hostile

Atrocity

extremely wicked or cruel act

Brash

self‐assertive in a rude way

Clemency

mercy given to someone

Convocation

large formal assembly of people

Delusion

mistaken but maintained belief

Divert

change course of or distract

Emeritus

retired but keeps title as an honor

Euphemism

milder substitution for harsher word

Fickle

changing one’s mind frequently

Grandiose

excessively grand or ambitious

Idiom

phrase that is not self‐explanatory

Incarcerate

imprison or confine

Innate

inborn or natural ability

Jaunt

short excursion or journey for fun

Loquacious

tending to talk a great deal

Misconstrue

interpret something wrongly

Oblivion

being extinct or forgotten

Paramour

lover, usually in an affair

Piquant

having a pleasantly spicy taste

Procure

obtain something with care or effort

Quash

reject, void, or invalidate

Reprove

reprimand or harshly criticize

Savant

a learned or intellectual person

Stance

attitude toward something

Suture

stitch together a wound or incision

Trivial

of little value or importance

Viable

capable of working successfully

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