September 2013: Middle Level (SSAT & ISEE) Vocabulary

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  1. abhor
    feel hatred or disgust toward
  2. adamant
    very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
  3. adept
    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  4. affiliation
    the act of becoming formally connected or joined
  5. aggregate
    the whole amount
  6. akin
    related by blood
  7. ambiguous
    open to two or more interpretations
  8. ambivalent
    uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
  9. amorphous
    without real or apparent crystalline form
  10. animosity
    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
  11. annex
    attach to
  12. arbitrary
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
  13. arid
    lacking sufficient water or rainfall
  14. assent
    agree or express agreement
  15. assert
    declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
  16. assess
    charge with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
  17. authentic
    conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
  18. barrage
    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area
  19. bastion
    a stronghold for shelter during a battle
  20. brazen
    unrestrained by convention or propriety
  21. candid
    openly straightforward and direct without secretiveness
  22. coerce
    cause to do through pressure or necessity
  23. commodity
    any good that can be bought and sold
    commerce - transactions supplying goods and services
  24. compel
    force somebody to do something
  25. condescending
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  26. confer
    present
  27. conform
    be similar, be in line with
  28. congenial
    suitable to your needs
  29. consensus
    agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole
  30. contradiction
    opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
  31. contemplation
    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
  32. conniving
    acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
    fradulent - intended to deceive
  33. conventional
    following accepted customs and proprieties
    proprieties - correct behhavior
  34. creed
    any system of principles or beliefs
  35. deliberate
    carefully thought out in advance
  36. desolate
    providing no shelter or sustenance
    sustenance - the act of providing a means of existing in reality, having substance
  37. dilute
    reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
  38. disavow
    refuse to acknowledge
  39. drastic
    forceful and extreme and rigorous
    rigorous- rigidly accurate
  40. dubious
    fraught with uncertainty or doubt
  41. economize
    use cautiously and frugally
    frugally (frugal) - avoiding waste
  42. egotist
    a conceited and self-centered person
  43. eradicate
    destroy completely, as if down to the roots
  44. erratic
    liable to sudden unpredictable change
    erractic- subject to legal action
  45. euphemism
    an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one
  46. evade
    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
  47. exemplify
    be characteristic of
  48. exile
    the act of expelling a person from their native land
  49. extravagant
    recklessly wasteful
  50. falter
    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  51. fathom
    a linear unit of measurement for water depth
  52. foolhardy
    marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
  53. frank
    characterized by directness in manner or speech
  54. gratified
    having received what was desired
  55. grievance
    a complaint about a wrong that causes resentment
    resentment-a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  56. haphazard
    dependent upon or characterized by chance
  57. immaculate
    completely neat and clean
  58. incision
    the cutting of or into body tissues or organs
  59. incisive
    suitable for cutting or piercing
  60. indifferent
    marked by a lack of interest
  61. indignant
    angered at something unjust or wrong
    Ex: People are angered by animal cuelty
  62. infiltrate
    pass into or through by filtering or permeating
  63. inhabit
    live in; be a resident of
  64. insolent
    marked by casual disrespect
  65. intermission
    a break during which an activity or event is paused
  66. intricate
    having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate
  67. inundate
    fill or cover completely, usually with water
  68. irate
    feeling or showing extreme anger
  69. jest
    activity characterized by good humor
  70. legitimate
    in accordance with accepted standards or principles
  71. lofty
    having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    tall
    extremely intelligent+
  72. lucrative
    producing a sizeable profit
  73. meager
    deficient in amount or quality or extent
  74. meander
    move or cause to move in a winding or curving course
    sinuous - curved or curving in and out/circular course
  75. noncommittal
    refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action
  76. nostalgic
    unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things
  77. notorious
    known widely and usually unfavorably
  78. noxious
    injurious to physical or mental health
  79. obstinate
    marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    tenacious- stubbornly unyielding
  80. overt
    open and observable; not secret or hidden
  81. pacify
    ease the anger, agitation, or strong emotion of
  82. pervasive
    spreading or spread throughout
  83. plight
    a situation from which extrication is difficult
    extrication- the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
  84. predicament
    an unpleasant or difficult situation
  85. presume
    take to be the case or to be true
  86. pristine
    immaculately clean and unused
  87. prominent
    conspicuous in position or importance
    conspicuous-obvious to the eye or mind
  88. prone
    having a tendency
    tendency- bending forward to do something
  89. refute
    overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  90. rendezvous
    a meeting planned at a certain time and place
  91. repress
    conceal or hide
  92. revere
    regard with feelings of respect
  93. robust
    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
  94. rue
    feel sorry for; be contrite about
    contrite- feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  95. rustic
    characteristic of rural life
  96. sinister
    wicked, evil, or dishonorable
  97. spontaneous
    said or done without having been planned in advance
  98. steadfast
    marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
  99. superfluous
    more than is needed, desired, or required
  100. taper
    diminish gradually
  101. tenacious
    stubbornly unyielding
  102. thwart
    hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
Created on September 19, 2013 (updated March 19, 2016)

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