ISEE Vocabulary > Group 8

Abrasive

harsh and biting in manner

Affinity

natural liking of something

Antediluvian

out of date or very old‐fashioned

Attest

certify or serve as clear evidence of

Brazen

bold and without shame

Cloying

disgustingly sweet or sentimental

Copious

abundant in quantity or supply

Demoralize

cause to lose hope or confidence

Docile

submissive and easily controlled

Emigrate

move from one’s country to another

Evanescent

quickly fading or disappearing

Finicky

very picky about one’s needs

Gregarious

very sociable or fond of company

Idolize

worship greatly or excessively

Inchoate

just begun and not fully formed

Innovate

make change with new ideas

Jingoism

extreme patriotism (negative)

Lucrative

producing a great deal of profit

Misnomer

inaccurate name or designation

Obscure

not discovered or known about

Pariah

an outcast from society

Pittance

very or too small amount of money

Prodigious

remarkably great in size or degree

Querulous

complaining in a whining manner

Repulsive

arousing intense distaste or disgust

Savvy

shrewd and knowledgeable

Scurrilous

slanderous and grossly abusive

Sycophant

one who flatters to gain an advantage

Truce

temporary stop to hostilities

Vicarious

experienced secondhand

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