PCAT Vocab Words

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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...
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vitriolic
 
Adj.1. of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol2. obtained from vitriol3. very caustic; scathing
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vitriol
 
Noun1. Chemistry: any of certain metallic sulfates of glassy appearance, as copper sulfate...
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caustic
 
Adj. 1. capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue2. severely critical...
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scathing
 
Adj.1. bitterly severe, as a remark2. harmful, injurious, or searing
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unctuous
 
Adj.1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected...
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fervor
 
Noun1. great warmth and earnestness of feeling2. intense heat
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smug
 
Adj.1. contentedly confident in one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent2. trim;...
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perspicacity
 
Noun1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration2. keen vision
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discernment
 
Noun1. the faculty of discerning; discrimination; acuteness of judgement and understanding2....
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penetration
 
Noun1. the act or power of penetrating2. mental acuteness, discernment, or insight3. the obtaining...
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bolster
 
Noun1. a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.2. anything resembling...
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querulous
 
Adj. 1. full of complaints; complaining2. characterized by or uttered in complaint; peevish
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magnanimous
 
Adj.1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness2....
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vindictive
 
Adj.1. disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful2. proceeding from or showing a revengeful...
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nobility
 
Noun1. the noble class or the body of nobles in a country2. (in Britain) the peerage3. the...
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emancipate
 
Verb1. to free from restraint, influence, or the like2. to free (a slave) from bondage3. to...
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stoic
 
Noun1. a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining
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benevolent
 
Adj.1. characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings2. desiring to help others;...
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austere
 
Adj.1. severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding2. rigorously self-disciplined...
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mitigate
 
Verb1. to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate2. to...
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mollify
 
Verb1. to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease2. to mitigate or reduce;...
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condone
 
Verb1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like)2. to give tacit...
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philanderer
 
Noun1. to have casual or illicit sex with a woman or with many women; especially to be sexually...
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lustrous
 
Adj.1. reflecting light evenly and efficiently without glitter or sparkle2. radiant in character...
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verdant
 
Adj. 1. green in tint or color; green with growing plants2. unripe in experience or judgement
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sanguine
 
Adj.1. consisting of or relating to blood2. having blood as the predominating bodily humor;...
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wizened
 
Verb1. to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality2....
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banal
 
Adj.1. lacking originality, freshness, or novelty

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