ISEE Vocabulary > Group 7

Abject

extremely bad and degrading

Affect

influence someone or something

Antecedent

something that existed before

Atrophy

waste away or gradually decline

Bravado

bold manner meant to impress

Clout

influence, sway, or power

Convoluted

extremely complex and difficult

Demagogue

leader appealing to popular desires

Divulge

make information known

Eminent

famous and respected

Euphony

sound that is pleasing to hear

Filament

slender threadlike object or fiber

Gratuitous

uncalled for or unwarranted

Idiosyncrasy

peculiar behavior or way of thinking

Inception

starting point of something

Innocuous

not harmful or offensive

Jeer

make rude or mocking remarks

Lout

man or boy greatly lacking in manners

Miser

one who hoards wealth

Obscene

offensive or disgusting

Pejorative

uncomplimentary or belittling

Pithy

using few, but clever words

Prodigal

wastefully extravagant

Quell

put an end to, usually by force

Repudiate

disown or refuse to accept

Savory

salty, spicy, or morally acceptable

Sterling

excellent or valuable in quality

Swagger

confident and arrogant walk

Truant

one who skips school

Vibrant

full of energy and enthusiasm

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