Galeno FINAL EXAM VOCABULARY 1-6

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ATONE

to make up for

DILIGENT

hardworking, industrious, not lazy

GHASTLY

frightful, horrible, deathly pale

HEW

to shape or cut down with an ax

INCESSANT

never stopping, going all the time

INCRICATE

complicated, complex

LUCID

easy to understand, intelligible, clear

PRIM

overly neat, precise, fastidious

SARDONIC

grimly, bitterly sarcastic, wry

SUPERFLOUS

excess, surplus

PARAMOUNT

chief in importance, above all others

STAGNANT

not running or flowing, foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull

FACILITATE

to make easier, to assist

ACCOMPLICE

a person who takes part in a crime

ANNILIHATE

to destroy completely

LATENT

hidden; present but not realized

ARBITRARY

unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims; without regard for reason or fairness

MOROSE

having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable

MILITANT

(adj.) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause (n.) an activist

BIASED

favoring one side unduly, prejudiced

LARCENY

theft

INANIMATE

not having life; without energy or spirit

HOODWINK

to mislead by a trick, deceive

POMPOUS

overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious

INCINERATE

to burn to ashes

RECTIFY

to make right, correct

ANARCHY

a lack of government and law; confusion

FATED

determined in advance by destiny or fortune

ADHERENT

(n) a follower, supporter; (adj) attached, sticking to

ALTERCATION

(n) an angry argument

CONDONE

(v) to pardon or overlook

EMINENT

(adj) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting

FABRICATE

(v) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent

IRATE

(adj) angry

SEMBLANCE

(n) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition

SURMOUNT

(v) to overcome, rise above

COMELY

having a pleasing appearance

COMPENSATE

to make up for; to repay for services

DISSOLUTE

loose in ones morals or behavior

ERRACTIC

not regular or consistant; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable

FORTIFY

to strengthen, build up

ILLEGIBLE

difficult or impossible to read

JEER

to make fun of rudely or unkindly; a rude remark of derision

MEDIOCRE

average, ordinary, undistinguished

SUBJUGATE

to conquer by force, bring under conplete control

TERSE

breif and to the point

CIRCUMSPECT

adj.) careful, cautious

CUMBERSOME

adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving

DEADLOCK

(n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; to bring to such a standstill

EFFACE

(v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

MUDDLE

(v.) to make a mess of; muddle through; to get by

OPINIONATED

(adj.)stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind

RELINQUISH

(v.) to let go, give up

SPASMODIC

(adj.) sudden and violent but brief, fitful, intermittent

BREACH

break, opening, rupture, or rift

ADMONISH

to caution or advise against; to scold

PAUPER

a poor person

DISSENT

to disagree

ARDUOUS

hard to do; requiring much effort

SUCCUMB

to give up or to relinquish

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