PCAT Vocab Words

This Flashcard Set Is For PCAT Vocabulary. Any Word I Wasn't Sure Of I Have Turned Into A Flashcard.  
Created May 29, 2012
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vehement
Adj.1. zealous; ardent; impassioned2. characterized by rancor or anger; violent3. strongly...
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...
caustic
Adj. 1. capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue2. severely critical...
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...
fervor
Noun1. great warmth and earnestness of feeling2. intense heat
smug
Adj.1. contentedly confident in one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent2. trim;...
perspicacity
Noun1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration2. keen vision
discernment
Noun1. the faculty of discerning; discrimination; acuteness of judgement and understanding2....
penetration
Noun1. the act or power of penetrating2. mental acuteness, discernment, or insight3. the obtaining...
bolster
Noun1. a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.2. anything resembling...
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....
vindictive
Adj.1. disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful2. proceeding from or showing a revengeful...
nobility
Noun1. the noble class or the body of nobles in a country2. (in Britain) the peerage3. the...
emancipate
Verb1. to free from restraint, influence, or the like2. to free (a slave) from bondage3. to...
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;...
austere
Adj.1. severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding2. rigorously self-disciplined...
mitigate
Verb1. to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate2. to...
mollify
Verb1. to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease2. to mitigate or reduce;...
condone
Verb1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like)2. to give tacit...
philanderer
Noun1. to have casual or illicit sex with a woman or with many women; especially to be sexually...
lustrous
Adj.1. reflecting light evenly and efficiently without glitter or sparkle2. radiant in character...
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;...
wizened
Verb1. to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality2....
banal
Adj.1. lacking originality, freshness, or novelty

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