SSAT Elementary Level and ISEE Lower Level Vocabulary

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Section 1

Question Answer
Bewilder(v) To cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused.
Blunt(adj) to be dull/not sharp, (adj) To be brutally honest with people
Brittle(adj) Hard but liable to break or shatter easily.
Condescending(adj) Speaking or feeling like you're "up here" and they're "down there" (negative)
Confine(v) Keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, quantity, or time).
Contented(adj) Happy and at ease.
Contradiction(adj) Opposite ideas
Deceive(v) To trick someone in a negative way
Detrimental(adj) A negative effect
Devotion(n) The act of loving something and being committed to it (or a person)
Disgraced(adj) To fall from a position of power or honor (negative)
Dismayed(adj) To cause to lose faith in something
Distort(v) To pull or twist out of shape / To bend the truth.
Aggravate(v) To make someone or something angry
Ail(v) To trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body.
Assert(v) To state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
Assured(v) Guaranteed; sure; certain; secure
Audible(adj) You can hear it
Authentic(adj) It's the real thing. SYN: genuine, actual
Benign(adj) Having a kindly disposition; gracious

Section 2

Question Answer
Dubious(adj) Hesitating or doubting / Not to be relied upon; suspect / syn: suspicious, suspect, untrustworthy, unreliable, questionable
Egotist(n) A person who is excessively conceited or self-absorbed; self-seeker
Elongate(v) To stretch / make longer
Eradicate(v) To destroy completely; put an end to
Erratic(adj) Not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable
Excavate(v) To make (a hole or channel) by digging / remove earth carefully and systematically from (an area) in order to find buried remains
Dominate(v or adj) To overpower
Dormant(adj) Like a deep sleep; still
Exquisite(adj) extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate
Fathom(n) a unit of depth in the water (v) to understand after much thought
Feisty(adj) lively, determined, and courageous (of a person, typically one who is relatively small or weak)
Fundamental(adj) forming a necessary base or core; of central importance.
Deficient(adj) Not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient.
Glint(v) give out or reflect small flashes of light.
Idealism(n) the practice of forming or pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically.
Illuminate(v) to bring light to something.
Imply(v) strongly suggest the truth or existence of (something not expressly stated).
Incision(n) a surgical cut made in skin or flesh.
Integrate(v) mixed together
Inquiry(n) an act of asking for information

Section 3

Question Answer
Jest(v) speak or act in a joking manner
Liberate(v) set (someone) free from a situation, especially imprisonment or slavery, in which their liberty is severely restricted
Merge(v) combine or cause to combine to form a single entity.combine or cause to combine to form a single entity
Muddled(v) in a state of bewildered or bewildering confusion or disorder
Neglect(v) fail to care for properly
Pact(n) a formal agreement between individuals or parties.
Paltry(adj) (of an amount) small or meager.
Prejudiced(adj) having preconceived ideas about someone or something that aren't necessarily based on fact
Reluctant(adj) unwilling and hesitant
Reminisce(v) indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events.
Seldom(adv) not often; rarely.
Somber(adj) gloomy; grave.
Spirited(adj) full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination; lively.
Timid(adj) showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened.
Toil(v) to work extremely hard
Uproot(v) move (someone) from their home or a familiar location.
Wily(adj) skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully. Crafty.
Zany(adj) an erratic or eccentric person. Amusingly unconventional.
Abhor(v) to regard with disgust and hatred
Abrupt(adj) sudden and unexpected; brief to the point of rudeness; curt