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50 terms

MCAT VOCAB SET 1

50 English Vocab Words
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Untenable
Unable to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
Mitigate
To lessen; Mollify; Abate; Assuage
Derision
Contemptuous ridicule or mockery
Interpose
To place or insert between one thing and another; To say (words) as an interruption; Interpolate
Teleology
The assigning of purpose to otherwise purposeless things
Spurious
Not being what it claims to be: Fake or false
Abate
To reduce in degree, amount, or intensity
Axiom
A statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or a self-evident truth
Bilk
To cheat
Panoply
An impressive array
Levity
Overly casual
Castigate
To reprimand severely
Ebullient
Cheerful and full of energy
Inscrutable
Difficult or impossible to comprehend or interpret
Mendacious
Dishonest
Opaque
Unable to see through
Stochastic
Randomly determined
Disparate
Fundamentally different
Petulant
Bad tempered; Cantankerous: Querulous; Testy; Peevish; Irascible
Parochial
Narrow in scope; Myopic
Pretentious
To impress by exaggerating one's characteristics
Acidulous
Sour in taste or manner
Arrogate
To claim without justification
Collusion
Secret or illegal cooperation
Laudable
Praiseworthy
Fomenting
To instigate; To stir up
Inexorable
Impossible to stop or prevent
Invective
Insulting, harsh, or abusive language; Vituperation
Cavalier
Showing a lack of proper concern; Haughty; Arrogant
Sublimate
To modify an instinctual impulse into a culturally and sociably acceptable action/behavior
Prodigal
Lavish; Wastefully extravagant; Profligate
Repudiate
To deny/reject the validity of
Alacrity
Willingness; Eagerness
Gregarious
Sociable; Outgoing
Intrepid
Fearless
Zeitgeist
The defining mood or spirit in a particular part of history
Pusillanimous
Showing a lack of courage; Cowardly
Veracity
Filled with truth and accuracy
Apologist
Someone who creates an argument in the defense of something controversial
Eschew
To abstain from; To deliberately avoid using
Incredulity
A state of being unable or unwilling to believe something
Tirade
A long, harsh speech or verbal attack
Machination
Scheme; Plot
Mollify
To calm or make less severe
Pejorative
Disparaging; Derogatory
Polemic
Controversy; Argument
Dilettante
Someone who has amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Mercurial
Unpredictable
Germane
Relevant to a subject
Aberrant
Deviating from what is normal or expected