Hesi vocabulary

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Being able to use a wide rance of vocabulary skills correctly is considered by some experts to be the best measure of adult IQ


 
  
Created Jan 26, 2010
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Abrupt
 
Sudden
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Abstain
 
To voluntarily refrain from something
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Access
 
A means to obtain entry or a means of approach
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Accountable
 
Responsible
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Adhere
 
To hold fast or stick together
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Adverse
 
Undeired possibly harful
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Affect
 
Appearance observable
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Annual
 
Occurring every year
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Apply
 
To place,put on, or spread something
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Audible
 
Able to heard
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Bilateral
 
present on both sides
12
Cast
 
hard protective device 
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Cease
 
Come to an end or bring an end.
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Compensatory
 
Offsetting or making up for something
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Complication
 
An undesired problem that is result of some other event
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Comply
 
Do as directed
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Concave
 
Rounded inward
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Concise
 
Brief, to the point
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Consistency
 
Degree of viscosity; how thick or thin fluid is
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Constrict 
 
To Draw together or become smaller.
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Contingent
 
Dependent
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Contour
 
Shape or outline of a shape
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Contract
 
To draw together,to reduce in size.
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Contraindication
 
A reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done
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Defecate
 
Expel
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Deficit
 
A deficiency or lack of something
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Depress
 
Press downward
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Depth
 
Downward measurement from a surface
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Deteriorating
 
Welcoming
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Device
 
Tool or piece of equipment
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Diameter
 
The distance across the center of an object
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Dilate
 
To enlarge or expand
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Dilute 
 
To make a liquid less concentracted
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Discrete
 
Distinct, separate
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Distended
 
Enlarged or expanded from pressure
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Elevate
 
To lift up or place in a higher position
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Endogenous
 
Produced within the body
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Exacerbate
 
To make worse or more severe
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Excess
 
More than what is needed or usual
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Exogenous
 
Produced outside the body
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Expand
 
To increase in size or amount
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Exposure 
 
Contact
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External
 
Located outside the body
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Fatal
 
Resulthin in death
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Fatigue
 
Extreme tiredness, exhaustion
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Flaccid
 
Limp, Lacking tone
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Flushed
 
Reddened or ruddy appearance
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Gaping
 
Wide Open
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Gender
 
Sex of an individual, as in male or female. 
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Hydration
 
Maintenance of body fluid balance
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Hygiene
 
Measures
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Impaired
 
Diminished or lacking some usual quality or level
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Impending 
 
Likely to occur soon
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Incidence
 
Occurrence
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Inflamed
 
Reddened, swollen, arm , often tender
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Ingest
 
To shallow for digestion
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Initiate
 
To begin or put into practice
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Insidious
 
So Gradual as to not become apparent for a long time
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Intact
 
In place, unharmed
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Internal
 
Located within the body
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Invasive
 
Inserting or entering into a body part
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Labile
 
Changing rapidly and often
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Latent
 
Present, but not active or visible
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Lethargic
 
Difficult to arose
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Manifestation
 
An indication or sign of condition
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Nutrient
 
Substance or ingredient that provides nourishment
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Occluded
 
Closed or obstructed
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Ominous
 
Significantly important and dangerous
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Ongoing
 
Continuous
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Oral
 
Given through or affecting the mouth
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Overt
 
Obvious easily observed
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Parameter
 
a characteristic or constant factor
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Paroxysmal
 
Beginning suddenly or aburptly
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Patent
 
Open
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Potent 
 
Producing a strong effect
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Potential 
 
Capable of occurring or likely to occur.
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Precaution
 
Preventive measure
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Precipitous
 
Rapid, uncontrolled
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Predispose
 
To make more susceptible to more likely to occur
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Preexisting 
 
Already present
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Primary
 
First or most significant
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Priority
 
Of great importance
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Prognosis
 
The anticipated or expected course
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Rationale
 
the underlying reason
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Recur
 
To occur again
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Restrict
 
To limit
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Retain
 
To hold or keep
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Site
 
Location
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Strict 
 
Stringent, exact, complete
90
Supplement
 
To take in addition to or to complete
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Suppress
 
To stop or subdue
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Symmetric
 
being equal or the same in size, shape, and relative position
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Symptom
 
An indication of a problem
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Untoward
 
Adverse or negative
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Urinate
 
Excrete or expel urine
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Verbal
 
Spoken, usining
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Vital
 
Esstential
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Void 
 
Excrete or expel urine
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Volume
 
Amount of space occupied by a fluid.


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