Vocabularies 8

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Vocabularies 8
2013-01-03 18:01:19
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MCAT Vocabularies 8
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  1. Imaprtial 
    Not partial or biased; unprejudiced

    An impartial analysis of the case

    An impartial evaluation of the job applicant's qualifications that does not consider age, gender, or race. 
  2. Infrared
    Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wave lengths. 

    Relating to, producing or exploying infrared radiation (Infrared therapy)

    • Sensitive to infrared radiation 
    • Infrared sensors that detect body heat. 
  3. Infrasonic
    Having or relating to a frequency below the audibility range of the human ear. 
  4. Interstate
    Involving, existing between, or connecting two or more states; esp of the United States
  5. Interloper 
    Someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

    I had hoped to help my neighbors, but they regarded me as an interloper. 

    Summer residents were regarded as interlopers who had no deep commitment to the town's welfare. 
  6. Intramural
    Existing or carried on within the bounds of an institution, especially a school: (intramural atheletics)

    Occuring or situated within the wall of a cavity or organ
  7. Perjury
    The deliberate, willful giving of false, misleading, or incomplete testimony under oath. 

    He was found guilty of perjury. 
  8. Abjure
    To reject (something) formally 

    • To abstrain from; avoid 
    • Abjure extravagance 

    Abjured some long-held beliefs when she converted to another religion. 

    A strict religion sect that abjures the luxuries, comforts, and conveniences of the modern world. 
  9. Electorate
    A body of people entitled to vote
  10. Alleviate
    To make (pain for example) more bearable

    A drug that alleviates cold symptoms. 

    A car pool alleviates some of the stress of driving the kids to and from school every day. 
  11. Levitate
    To rise or float in or as if in the air especially in seeming defiance of gravitation 

    The woman levitated above the stage. 

    The magician claimed he could levitate a car. 
  12. Elocution 
    The art of effective public speaking 

    He took lessons in elocution. 

    The oft-told story that he practiced elocution by learning to speak with a mouth full of pebbles. 
  13. Loquacious 
    Characterized by or showing a tendency to talk a great deal; very talkative 

    A loquacious and glib politican. 

    The loquacious host of a radio talk show. 
  14. Luminescent
    Emitting light not caused by heat

    The luminescent of the watch.

    We could see inside the cave even without a flashlight because of the luminescence coming from some of the fungus on the walls. 
  15. Elucidate
    To give an explanation that serves to clarify 

    When asked for details, he declined to elucidate further. 

    Colored charts that really help to elucidate the points made in the texts. 
  16. Elusive
    Difficult to catch "an elusive thief"

    Preferring or living in solitude and anonymity 

    Difficult to remember "an elusive thought"

    Hard to comrehened or define

    The truth may prove elusive. 
  17. Interlude
    A usually short period or gap, eg between the acts of a play etc.

    We bought an ice-cream during the interlude.

    An interlude of calm during the violence. 

    A usually short simple play or dramatic entertainment. 

    A musical composition inserted between the parts of a longer composition, a drama, or religious service. 

    • She left for a brief interlude. 
    • He has resumed his acting carreer after a two year interlude. 
    • They always met in the city for their romantic interlude. 
    • A drama with musical interludes. 
  18. Antediluvian 
    Of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible. 

    Made, evolved, or developed a long time ago (Antediluvian automobile

    Exteremely primitive or outmoded (Antediluvian prejudice

    He has antediluvian notions about the role of women in the work place. 
  19. Majestic
    Having or displaying great dignity or nobility