PERT vocabulary words

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ImplementsAny article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil.AbodeA place of residence; a house or home.ClandestineKept secret or done secretly, especially because illicit.DubiousHesitating or doubting.AltruisticShowing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.EmbezzlementTheft or misappropriation of funds placed in one's trust or belonging to one's employer.AcerbateTo annoy or irritate somebody or to make something taste bitter.IllicitForbidden by law, rules, or custom.ElicitEvoke or draw out a response, answer, or fact from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions.EnvelopTo wrap up, cover, or surround completely.ExasperatingIntensely irritating; infuriating.AuthoritativeAble to be trusted as being accurate or true; reliable.ReiterateTo say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.InundatingTo overwhelm someone with things or people to be dealt with.EradicateTo destroy completely; put an end to.ProfligateTo recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.ContradictTo deny the truth of a statement, especially by asserting the opposite.PlacateTo make someone less angry or hostile.EfficaciousOf typically of something inanimate or abstract successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.PsychometricsThe science of measuring mental capacities and processes.KinestheticThe sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.PositsTo assume as a fact; to put forward as a basis of argument.ParlanceA particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest.SurfeitAn excessive amount of something.RebuttalThe act of rebutting, as in a debate.GravitasDignity, seriousness, or solemnity of manner.LethalSufficient to cause death.MonetaryMoney or foreign currency of ethnic resources.LinguisticForeign languages which are spoken around the world.TreacherousA dangerous way into a bad situation.ViableTo stay powerful to live.CompellingInteresting or moving forward.SeparatistsA person who supports the separation of a particular group of people from a larger body on the basis of ethnicity, religion, race, age, or gender.DeferentialShowing deference; respectful.RefuteTo prove that someone is wrong or to deny or contradict a statement or accusation.DearthA scarcity or lack of something.MagnanimousTo be very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.BenevolentThe act of well meaning and kindly respectful.MettleA person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.VolatileLiable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.EfficacyThe ability to produce a desired or intended result.DiscernTo perceive or recognize something.EminentThat the act of a person that can be famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession.DebacleA sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco; a disaster; a mess; ruins.PrescienceThe fact of knowing something before it takes place; foreknowledge.TomeA book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one.PlethoraA large or excessive amount of something.ParamountMore important than anything else; supreme.Refrain (Verb)To stop oneself from doing something.Refrain (Noun)A repeated line or number of lines in a poem or song, typically at the end of each verse.InnateInborn; natural.DissipateTo disperse or scatter.BanalSo lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.EstheticTo concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.EpistemologyThe theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope.EruditeHaving or showing great knowledge or learning.ConstraintA limitation or restriction.HeedTo pay attention to; take notice of something.InciteTo encourage or stir up violent or unlawful behavior.DissentTo hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.PerpetuateTo make something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief continue indefinitely.IgnominiousDeserving or causing public disgrace or shame.SuccinctEspecially of something written or spoken briefly and clearly expressed.LoquaciousTending to talk a great deal; talkative.ProfuseEspecially of something offered or discharged; exuberantly plentiful; abundant.SubsidenceSinking do to ground extractions.DespondentIn low spirits from loss of hope or courage.IncipientIn an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop.VeracityConformity to facts; accuracy.ImpedeTo delay or prevent someone or something by obstructing them; hinder.AvertTo turn away one's eyes or thoughts.EmitTo produce and discharge something, especially gas or radiation.ApparatusThe technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose.FluorescentOf a substance having or showing fluorescence.VicinityThe area near or surrounding a particular place.MeticulousShowing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.FeatAn achievement that requires Great courage, skill, or strength.PolyphonicProducing many sounds simultaneously; many-voiced.ProliferationA rapid increase in numbers.BaroqueRelating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterized by ornate detail.GermaneRelevant to a subject under consideration.ReimburseTo repay a person who had spent or lost money.Render (Verb)To provide or give a service, help, etc.Render (Noun)A first coat of plaster applied to a brick or stone surface.IdiosyncraticOf or relating to idiosyncrasy; peculiar or individual.IdiosyncrasyA mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual.EvadeTo escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or trickery.VolatileLiable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.RevokeTo put an end to the validity or operation of a decree, decision, or promise.PerpetuateTo make something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief to continue indefinitely.