ISEE Vocabulary > Group 9

Abridge

shorten something but keep its spirit

Affirm

state something as a fact

Antiquity

the ancient past or great age

Audacious

incredibly bold or disrespectful

Brevity

concise and exact use of words

Coalesce

come together and form one mass

Cordial

warm, comforting, and friendly

Denigrate

criticize or attack unfairly

Dogmatic

uncompromising on principles

Emollient

soothing and calming

Eviscerate

disembowel or deprive of strength

Flagellate

flog or whip something

Grotesque

comically or repulsively ugly

Idyllic

extremely happy or peaceful

Incise

to cut or carve into a surface

Inordinate

unusually large or excessive

Jocular

humorous, playful, or fond of joking

Ludicrous

foolish to the point of being laughable

Mitigate

make less serious, severe, or painful

Obsequious

excessively obedient

Parody

a comically mocking imitation

Placate

make less angry or hostile

Profane

treat with great disrespect

Query

a question asked to someone

Reputable

having a good reputation

Scant

barely sufficient or adequate

Stimulate

encourage action or development

Synthetic

manmade, or not genuine or sincere

Truism

statement that is obviously true

Vie

eagerly compete to achieve something

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