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PCAT Vocab Words


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vehement
 
Adj.1. zealous; ardent; impassioned2. characterized by rancor or anger; violent3. strongly emotional; intense or passionate4. marked by great energy or exertion
vitriolic
 
Adj.1. of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol2. obtained from vitriol3. very caustic; scathing
vitriol
 
Noun1. Chemistry: any of certain metallic sulfates of glassy appearance, as copper sulfate or blue vitriol, iron sulfate or green vitriol, zinc sulfate or white vitriol2. oil of vitriol; sulfuric acid3. something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism
caustic
 
Adj. 1. capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue2. severely critical or sarcasticNoun3. a caustic substance
scathing
 
Adj.1. bitterly severe, as a remark2. harmful, injurious, or searing
unctuous
 
Adj.1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug2. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy3. having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals
fervor
 
Noun1. great warmth and earnestness of feeling2. intense heat
smug
 
Adj.1. contentedly confident in one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent2. trim; spruce; smooth; sleek
perspicacity
 
Noun1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration2. keen vision
discernment
 
Noun1. the faculty of discerning; discrimination; acuteness of judgement and understanding2. the act of an instance of discerning
penetration
 
Noun1. the act or power of penetrating2. mental acuteness, discernment, or insight3. the obtaining of a share of market for some commodity or service4. the extension, usually peaceful, of the influence of one nation or culture into the affairs of another5. a military attack that penetrates into enemy territory
bolster
 
Noun1. a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.2. anything resembling this in form or in use as a support3. any pillow, cushion, or pad4. Nautical: bolster plate - a circular castin on the side of a vessel, through which an anchor chain passes. A timber used as a temporary support. A beam for holding lines of rigging without chafing. A bag filled with buoyant material, fitted into a small boat.5. Metalworking: an anvillike support for the lower die of a drop forge
querulous
 
Adj. 1. full of complaints; complaining2. characterized by or uttered in complaint; peevish
magnanimous
 
Adj.1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness2. high-minded; noble3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.
vindictive
 
Adj.1. disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful2. proceeding from or showing a revengeful spirit
nobility
 
Noun1. the noble class or the body of nobles in a country2. (in Britain) the peerage3. the state or quality of being noble4. nobleness of mind, character, or spirit; exalted moral excellence5. grandeur or magnificence
emancipate
 
Verb1. to free from restraint, influence, or the like2. to free (a slave) from bondage3. to terminate paternal control over
stoic
 
Noun1. a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining
benevolent
 
Adj.1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings2. desiring to help others; charitable3. intended for benefits rather than profit
austere
 
Adj.1. severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding2. rigorously self-disciplined and severely moral; ascetic; abstinent3. grave; sober; solemn; serious4. without excess, luxury, or ease; simple; limited; severe5. severely simple, without ornament
mitigate
 
Verb1. to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate2. to make less severe3. to make milder or more gentle; mollify; appeaseVerb (w/o object)4. to become milder; lessen in severity
mollify
 
Verb1. to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease2. to mitigate or reduce; soften
condone
 
Verb1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like)2. to give tacit approval to 3. to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse4. to cause the condonation of. 5. Law: to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of
philanderer
 
Noun1. to have casual or illicit sex with a woman or with many women; especially to be sexually unfaithful to one's wife
lustrous
 
Adj.1. reflecting light evenly and efficiently without glitter or sparkle2. radiant in character or reputation
verdant
 
Adj. 1. green in tint or color; green with growing plants2. unripe in experience or judgement
sanguine
 
Adj.1. consisting of or relating to blood2. having blood as the predominating bodily humor; having the bodily conformation and temperament held characteristic of such predominance and marked by sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness4. confident, optimisticNoun5. a moderate or strong red
wizened
 
Verb1. to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality2. to cause to wizen
banal
 
Adj.1. lacking originality, freshness, or novelty

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