PCAT vocab

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  1. REPUDIATE
    TO REJECT THE VALIDITY OF
  2. CRESCENDO
    STEADILY INCREASING IN VOL OR FORCE
  3. VOLATILE
    EASILY AROUSED OR CHANGEABLE LIVELY OR EXPLOSIVE
  4. TIRADE
    LONG, HARSH SPEECH OR VERBAL ATTACK
  5. DESICCATE
    TO DRY OUT THOROUGHLY
  6. DERIDE
    TO MOCK

    TO SPEAK OF OR TREAT WITH CONTEMPT
  7. DEFERENCE
    RESPECT  OR COURTESY
  8. CONVOLUTED
    COMPLICATED
  9. DECORUM
    APPROPIATENESS OF BEHAVIOR OR CONDUCT
  10. DESULTORY
    DISCONNECTED

    JUMPING FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER
  11. COGENT
    CONVINVING

    WELL REASONED
  12. WAVER
    TO FLUCTUATE BETWEEN CHOICES
  13. CONDONE
    OVERLOOK

    PARDON OR DISREGARD
  14. WHIMSICAL
    UNPREDICTABLE
  15. REPUDIATE
    REJECT THE VALIDITY OF
  16. CONNOISSEUR
    SOMEONE WITH EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

    DISCRIMINATING TASTES
  17. PARAGON
    MODEL OF EXCELLENCE OR PERFECTION
  18. PARADOX
    CONTRADICTION OR DILEMMA
  19. OPPROBRIUM
    PUBLIC DISGRACE
  20. OPPROBRIUM
    PUBLIC DISGRACE
  21. OSTENTATION
    EXCESSIVE SHOWINESS
  22. ONEROUS
    BURDENSOME

    TROUBLESOME AND OPPRESSIVE
  23. OPAQUE
    IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE THRU

    PREVENT PASSAGE OF LIGHT
  24. FLORID
    EXCESSIVELY DECORATED
  25. FOMENT
    TO AROUSE OR EXCITE
  26. FORTUITOUS
    FORTUNATE

    HAPPENING BY CHANCE
  27. FRUGALITY
    THRIFTY OR CHEAP
  28. EXIGENT
    URGENT

    REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ACTION
  29. EXONERATE
    TO CLEAR OF BLAME
  30. EXACERBATE
    MAKE WORSE

    AGGRAVATE OR ANNOY
  31. RAREFY
    TO MAKE THINNER OR SPARSE
  32. PRUDENCE
    WISDOM

    CAUTION OR RESTRAINT
  33. PERFIDIOUS
    WILLING TO BETRAY ONES TRUST
  34. PEDANT
    SOMEONE WHO SHOWS OFF LEARNING
  35. PERMEATE
    PENETRATE OR GO THROUGH
  36. PERFUNCTORY
    DONE IN A ROUTINE WAY
  37. PLACATE
    TO SOOTHE OR PACIFY
  38. PHLEGMATIC
    CALM

    UNEMOTIONAL IN TEMPERAMENT
  39. VERACITY
    FILLED WITH TRUTH AND ACCURACY
  40. VERBOSE
    WORDY
  41. DISCERN
    PERCIEVE OR RECOGNIZE
  42. DILATE
    EXPAND 

    MAKE LARGER
  43. DILATORY
    INTENDED TO DELAY
  44. DIFFIDENT
    LACKING SELF CONFIDENCE
  45. DIATRIBE
    AN ABUSIVE SPEECH
  46. CHICANERY
    DECEPTION BY MEANS OF CRAFT OR GUILE
  47. CHAUVINIST
    SOMEONE IN FAVOR OF A GROUP HE/SHE BELONGS TO
  48. CAUSTIC
    BITING IN WIT
  49. CHAOS
    A LOT OF DISORDER OR CONFUSION
  50. CATALYST
    SOMETHING THAT BRING ABOUT CHANGE IN SOMETHING ELSE
  51. CASTIGATE
    TO PUNISH OR CRITICIZE HARSHLY
  52. CREDULOUS
    TO TRUSTING

    GULLIBLE
  53. CORROBORATE
    SUPPORTING EVIDENCE
  54. COALESCE
    GROW TOGETHER TO FORM A SINGLE WHOLE
  55. ESOTERIC
    KNOWN OR UNDERSTOOD BY A FEW
  56. ESTIMABLE
    ADMIRABLE

    WORTHY

    HONORABLE
  57. ERRATIC
    WANDERING AND UNPREDICTABLE
  58. ERUDITE
    LEARNED

    SCHOLARLY
  59. EPHEMERAL
    LASTING A SHORT TIME
  60. EQUIVOCATE
    TO USE WORDS OF DOUBLE MEANING IN ORDER TO MISLEAD
  61. ENUMERATE
    COUNT OR LIST

    ITEMIZE
  62. PHILANTHROPY
    CHARITY

    EFFORT TO PROMOTE GOODNESS
  63. PERVADE
    TO BE PRESENT THRU OUT
  64. ELOQUENT
    PERSUASIVE IN SPEECH
  65. DOGMATIC
    DICTATIVE IN ONES OPINION
  66. RETICENT
    SILENT

    STANDOFFISH

    LACONIC
  67. RHETORIC
    EFFECTIVE WRITING OR SPEECH
  68. DUPE
    TO DECEIVE A PERSON WHO IS EASILY DECEIVED
  69. SATIATE
    TO FULLY SATISFY
  70. SOPORIFIC
    CAUSING SLEEP

    HYPNOTIC
  71. SPECIOUS
     DECEPTIVELY ATTRACTIVE
  72. DISABUSE
    FREE FROM ERROR

    SET RIGHT
  73. VACILLATE
    TO SWAY PHYSICALLY

    BE INDECISIVE
  74. VENERATE
    RESPECT DEEPLY
  75. TORPOR
    EXTREME MENTAL AND PHYSICAL SLUGGISHNESS
  76. VEX
    TO ANNOY
  77. VISCOUS
    A SLOW FLOWING FLUID

    THICK AND ADHESIVE
  78. STOLID
    UNEMOTIONAL

    LACKING SENSITIVITY
  79. STIGMA
    MARK OF SHAME OR DISCREDIT
  80. QUIESCENT
    MOTIONLESS
  81. ENIGMA
    A MYSTERY

    A PUZZLE
  82. ENERVATE
    REDUCE IN STRENGTH
  83. ENGENDER
    TO PRODUCE , CAUSE OR BRING ABOUT
  84. EMULATE
    TO COPY
  85. EMBELLISH
    TO ADD FALSE DETAILS
  86. ELEGY
    SORROWFUL POEM OR SPEECH
  87. TRANSITORY
    TO LAST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME

    TEMPORARY
  88. TACIT
    TO DO SOMETHING WITHOUT USING WORDS
  89. SUBLIME
    LOFTY OR GRAND

    MAGNIFICENT

    SUPERB
  90. TACITURN
    SILENT

    NOT TALKATIVE
  91. ELECTIC
    MADE UP FROM A LOT OF SOURCES
  92. EFFICACY
    EFECTIVENESS
  93. DISPARATE
    FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT

    ENTIRELY UNLIKE
  94. DISSEMBLE
    TO PRESENT A FALSE APPEARANCE

    FAKE

    COVER UP, SHAME
  95. DILETTANTE
    SOMEONE WITH AN AMATEURISH INTEREST IN A TOPIC
  96. DIRGE
     MOURFUL SPEECH

    FUNERAL HYMN
  97. PROPITIATE
    TO APPEASE

    TO PACIFY OR SUCK UP TO
  98. PROPRIETY
    OBEYING RULES AND CUSTOMS
  99. PRODIGAL
    WASTEFUL 

    LAVISH

    SPENDTHRIFT
  100. PUNGENT
    SHARP AND IRRITATING TO THE SENSES
  101. ABSTAIN
    TO CHOOSE NOT TO DO SOMETHING
  102. ABYSS
    AN EXTREMELY DEEP HOLE
  103. ABSCOND
    TO LEAVE SECRETELY

    FLEE

    ESCAPE
  104. ABERRANT
    TO DEVIATE FROM WHAT IS NORMAL OR EXPECTED
  105. ABATE
    TO REDUCE IN AMOUNT OR SEVERITY

    LAPSE

    SLACKEN
  106. ARCHAIC
    ANCIENT

    OLD FASHIONED

    VINTAGE

    PREHESTORIC
  107. ARBITRATE
    TO JUDGE A DISPUTE BETWEEN 2 OPPOSING FORCES

    ADJUDICATE

    DECIDE
  108. ARDOR
    INTENSE AND PASSIONATE FEELINGS

    FERVOR
  109. ARTICULATE
    ABLE TO SPEAK CLEARLY AND EXPRESSIVELY

    LUCID

    ELOQUENT
  110. ASSUAGE
    TO MAKE SOMETHING THAT IS UNPLEASENT LESS SEVERE

    RELIEVE

    SOOTHE
  111. ATTENUATE
    REDUCE IN FORCE

    WEAKEN

    ENERVATE
  112. ARBITRARY
    DETERMINED BY CHANCE OR BELIEF

    ERRATIC

    RANDOM
  113. APPROBATION
    APPROVAL OR PRAISE

    EXTOL

    COMPLIMENTS
  114. APOCRYPHAL
    OF QUESTION OR AUTHORITY

    FICTITIOUS

    FRAUDULENT
  115. APATHY
    LACK OF INTEREST OR EMOTION

    LETHARGY

    DISINTEREST
  116. ANTAGONIZE
    TO ANNOY OR PROVOKE TO ANGER

    VEX

    IRRITATE
  117. ANTIPATHY
    EXTREME DISLIKE

    HATRED

    ANIMUS
  118. AMELIORATE
    TO MAKE BETTER

    IMPROVE
  119. ANACHRONISM
    SOMETHING OUT OF PLACE IN TIME
  120. EXCULPATE
    PROVE INNOVENT

    TO CLEAR FROM BLAME
  121. EULOGY
    A SPEECH IN PRAISE OF SOMEONE

    LAUD

    EXTOL
  122. EUPHEMISM
    TO USE AN INOFFENSIVE WORD WHEN U WOULD NORMALLY USE AN OFFENSIVE ONE
  123. MITIGATE
    TO SOFTEN OR LESSEN

    PALLIATE

    EASE
  124. ANOMALY
    TO DEVIATE FROM WHAT IS NORMAL
  125. ANALOGOUS
    SIMILAR OR ALIKE IN SOME WAY

    CORRESPONDING

    PARALLEL
  126. MOLIFY
    TO CALM OR MAKE LESS SEVERE

    CONCILIATE

    ASSUAGE
  127. MONOTONY
    NO VARIATION

    DRONE

    TEDIUM
  128. LETHARGIC
    ACTING IN AN INDIFFERENT OR SLOW MANNER

    LANGUID

    LACKADAISICAL
  129. LOQUACIOUS
    TALKATIVE

    GARRULOUS

    EFFUSIVE
  130. LUCID
    CLEAR AND EASILY UNDERSTOOD

    LIMPID

    COHERENT
  131. LUMINOUS
    BRIGHT

    BRILLIANT

    RESPLENDENT
  132. MALINGER
    TO GET OUT OF RESPONSIBILITY BY FAKING TO BE ILL
  133. MALLEABLE
    CAPABLE OF BEING SHPAED

    PLIABLE
  134. METAPHOR
    A SYMBOL

    A FIGURE OF SPEECH COMPARING 2 DIFF. THINGS
  135. METICULOUS
    EXTREMELY CAREFUL ABOUT DETAILS

    SCRUPULOUS

    CONSCIENTIOUS
  136. INUNDATE
    TO OVERWHELM

    TO COVER WITH WATER

    DELUGE OR FLOOD
  137. AMBIGIOUS
    DOUBTFUL OR UNCERTAIN

    NEBULOUS

    VAGUE OR CAN BE INTERPRETED SEVERAL WAYS
  138. AMALGAMATE
     TO COMBINE OR MIX TOGETHER

    COMPOUND

    FUSE
  139. AESTHETIC
    CONCERNING THE APPRECITATION OF BEAUTY

    TASTEFUL

    ARTISTIC
  140. AGGRANDIZE
    TO INCREASE IN POWER

    APOTHEOSIZE

    ENLARGE
  141. IMPLACABLE
    UNABLE TO BE CALMED DOWN

    INTRANSIGENT

    UNRELENTING
  142. IMPETUOUS
    QUICK TO ACT WITHOUT THINKING
  143. INGENOUS
    SHOWING INNOCENCE

    NAIVE

    GUILELESS
  144. INCHOATE
    NOT FULLY FORMED

    DISORGANIZED

    AMORPHOUS
  145. INNOCUOUS
    HARMLESS

    INSIPID

    BENIGN
  146. INIMICAL
    HOSTILE OR UNFRIENDLY

    RECALCITRANT

    DISSIDENT
  147. INDIPID
    LACKING INTEREST OR FLAVOR

    BANAL

    STALE
  148. INTRANSIGENT
    UNCOMPROMISING OR UNBENDING

    OBSTINATE

    INEXORABLE
  149. GUILE
    DECEIT OR TRICKERY

    ARTIFICE

    CONNIVERY
  150. GULLIBLE
    EASILY DECEIVED

    EXPLOITABLE

    CREDULOUS
  151. GREGARIOUS
    OUTGOING OR SOCIABLE

    AGGABLE

    CONGENIAL
  152. CIRCUMSPECT
    CAUTIOUS OR MINDFUL

    PRUDENT

    VIGILANT
  153. DISSONANCE
    HARSH COMBINATIONS OF SOUNDS

    FRICTION

    CLASH
  154. DOGMA
    A FIRMLY HELD OPINION, ESPECIALLY RELIGIOUS BELIEF

    DOCTRINES

    TENET
  155. BOLSTER
    SUPPORT OR PROP UP

    SUSTAIN

    UPHOLD
  156. BANAL
    PREDICTABLE OR BORING

    JEJUNE

    PLATITUDINOUS
  157. CAPRICIOUS
    CHANGING UR MIND QUICKLY & OFTEN

    RANDOM

    MERCURIAL
  158. CANDID
    HONEST IN SPEECH

    STRAIGHTFORWARD

    INDISGUISED
  159. BOMBASTIC
    POMPOUS IN SPEECH AND MANNER

    RHETORICAL

    SELF IMPORTANT
  160. ALACRITY
    SPEED OR QUICKNESS

    SWIFTNESS

    HASTE
  161. ALLEVIATE
    TO MAKE MORE BEARABLE

    LIGHTEN

    MITIGATE
  162. ADULTERATE
    TO MAKE IMPURE

    DOCTOR

    DEBASE
  163. ADVOCATE
    SPEAK IN FAVOR OF

    SUPPORT
  164. IRASCIBLE
    EASILY MADE ANGRY

    CANTANKEROUS

    TESTY
  165. LACONIC
    USING FEW WORDS

    CURT

    CONCISE
  166. LAMENT
    TO GRIEVE OR EXPRESS SORROW

    BEWAIL

    MOURN
  167. LAUD
    TO GIVE PRAISE OR GLORIFY

    ACCLAIM

    COMMEND
  168. LAVISH
    EXTREMELY GENEROUS

    TO GIVE UNSPARINGLY

    LUXURIANT
  169. LASSITUDE
    HAVING DIMINISHED ENERGY

    ENERVATION

    FATIGUE
  170. LATENT
    POTENTIAL THAT IS NOT APPARENT

    QUIESCENT

    CONCEALED
  171. BURGEON
    TO GROW AND FLOURISH

    PROSPER

    THRIVE
  172. BURNISH
    TO POLISH

    LUSTER
  173. CACOPHONY
    HARSH OR JARRING NOISE

    CHAOS

    DISHARMONY
  174. AUSTERE
    UNDECORATED

    BLEAK
  175. AUDACIOUS
    FEARLESS AND DARING

    GALLANT

    UNAFRAID
  176. GARRULOUS
    TEND TO TALK ALOT

    EFFUSIVE
  177. PROLIFERATE
    TO INCREASE IN NUMBER QUICKLY

    SPAWN OR BREED

    PORPAGATE
  178. PLETHORA
    EXCESS OR OVER ABUNDANCE

    SURFEIT
  179. PLASTIC
    ABLE TO BE MOLDED ALTERED OR BENT

    MALLEABLE

    PILANT
  180. PRAGMATIC
    PRACTICAL AS OPPOSED TO IDEALISTIC

    REALISTIC

    RATIONAL
  181. PRECIPITATE
    TO THROW VIOLENTLY

    HASTY

    IMPULSIVE OR RECKLESS
  182. PREVARICATE
    TO LIE OR DEVIATE FROM THE TRUTH

    PERJURE

    EQUIVOCATE
  183. PRISTINE
    FRESH AND CLEAN

    UNDAMAGED
  184. PROBITY
    COMPLETE HONESTY AND INTEGRITY

    UPRIGHTNESS

    VIRTUE
  185. PROCLIVITY
    A NATURAL INCLINATION OR PREDISPOSITION

    PREJUDICE

    BIAS
  186. ICONOCIAST
    SOMEONE WHO OPPOSE ESTABLISHED BELIEFS

    REBEL OR MAVERICK

    NONCOMFORMIST
  187. IMPERTURBABLE
    NOT CAPABLE OF BEING DISTURBED

    COMPOSED

    STOICAL
  188. IMPERVIOUS
    IMPOSSIBLE TO PENETRATE

    INCAPABLE OF BEING AFFECTED
  189. EXPLICIT
    CLEARLY STATED OR SHOWN

    FORTHRIGHT IN EXPRESSION
  190. FANATICAL
    ACTING EXCESSIVELY ENTHUSIASTIC

    ZEALOUS

    FIERY
  191. FAWN
    TO GROVEL

    BOOTLICK
  192. FERVID
    INTENSELY EMOTIONAL

    PASSIONATE

    ZEALOUS
  193. OCCLUDE
    TO PREVENT THE PASSAGE OF

    OBSTRUCT OR BARRICADE
  194. OBVIATE
    TO PREVENT OR MAKE UNNECESSARY

    PROHIBIT OR FORESTALL
  195. OBSTINATE
    STUBBORN

    MULISH OR INTRANSIGENT
  196. OBSEQUIOUS
    EAGER TO PLEASE

    SERVILE

    COMPLIANT
  197. NAIVE
    LACKING SOPHISTICATION OR EXPERIENCE

    SIMPLE

    INGENOUS
  198. OBDURATE
    RESISTANT TO PERSUASION

    INFLEXIBLE
  199. MISANTHROPE
    A PERSON WHO DISLIKES OTHERS
  200. HOMOGENOUS
    OF A SIMILAR KIND

    CONSISTENT

    UNIFORM

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