PCAT "A"

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PCAT "A"
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  1. amalgamate
    to combine several elements into a whole (noun form: amalgamation)
  2. amass
    to accumulate
  3. ambiguous
    unclear in meaning; confusing; capable of being interpreted in at least two similarly plausible ways
  4. ambivalent
    undecided; blowing hot and cold
  5. ambulatory
    able to walk; walking
  6. ameliorate
    to make better or more tolerable
  7. amenable
    agreeable; responsive to suggestion
  8. amiable
    friendly
  9. amity
    friendship
  10. anachronism
    something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
  11. anarchy
    absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder
  12. anathema
    a solemn or ecclesiastical (religious) curse; accursed or thoroughly loathed person or thing.
  13. anecdote
    a brief entertaining story
  14. animated
    alive; moving
  15. animosity
    resentment; hostility; ill will
  16. anodyne
    soothing; something that assuages or allays pain or comforts
  17. anomaly
    an aberration; an irregularity; deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality (adj. form: anomalous)
  18. antipathy
    firm dislike; dislike; hatred
  19. antiseptic
    free from germs; exceptionally clean
  20. apathy
    lack of emotion or interest
  21. apocryphal
    of doubtful origin; false
  22. apogee
    farthest or highest point; culmination; zenith
  23. apostate
    one who abandons long-held religious or political convictions
  24. apotheosis
    deification; glorification to godliness; an exalted example; a model of excellence or perfection
  25. appease
    to soothe; to pacify by giving in to
  26. apprehensive
    worried; anxious
  27. approbation
    an expression of approval or praise
  28. arbiter
    one who decides; a judge
  29. archaic
    outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time
  30. arduous
    strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort
  31. arid
    extremely dry; unimaginative; dull
  32. arrogant
    feeling superior to others; snooty
  33. articulate
    speaking clearly and well
  34. ascetic
    hermitlike; one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
  35. asperity
    severity, rigor; roughness, harshness; acrimony, irritability
  36. asseverate
    to aver, allege, or assert
  37. assiduous
    hardworking; busy; diligent
  38. assuage
    to soothe; to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify
  39. astringent
    having a tightening effect of living tissue; harsh; severe; something with a tightening effect on tissue
  40. astute
    perceptive; intelligent
  41. atrophy
    to waste away from lack of use
  42. audacious
    daring and fearless; recklessly bold (noun form: audacity)
  43. augment
    to add to; to increase; to make bigger
  44. augury
    omen, portent
  45. auspicious
    favorable; promising; pointing to a good result
  46. austere
    without adornment; bare; severely simple; wihtout much money; ascetic (noun form: austerity)
  47. authentic
    real
  48. authoritarian
    like a dictator
  49. avarice
    greed, esp. for wealth (adj. form: avaricious)
  50. aver
    to state as a fact; to declare or assert
  51. axiom
    a universally recognized principle; a self-evident rule or truth; a widely accepted saying (adj. form: axiomatic)
  52. axiomatic
    taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth (noun form: axiom)

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