[MCAT ECAT] 58 Important English Vocabulary Words

Important English Vocabulary Words MCAT ECAT
Ecat – MCAT English important vocabs
1) ABDICATE v to step down from a position of power or responsibility
2) ABERRATION n something not typical; a deviation from the standard
3) ABHOR v to hate very, very much; to detest
4) ABRIDGE v to shorten; to condense
5) ACUMEN n keenness of judgment; mental sharpness
6) ADHERENT n follower; supporter; believer
7) ADULATION n wild or excessive admiration; flattery
8) AESTHETIC adj having to do with artistic beauty; artistic
9) AFFABLE adj easy to talk to; friendly
10) AFFLUENT adj rich; prosperous
11) AGNOSTIC (n) one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven
12) ALTRUISM n selflessness; generosity; devotion to the interests of others
13) AMBIENCE n atmosphere; mood; feeling
14) AMBIGUOUS adj unclear in meaning; confusing; capable of being interpreted in different ways
15)AMIABLE adj friendly; agreeable
16)AMNESTY n an official pardon for a group of people who have violated a law or policy
17)ANARCHY n absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder
18)ANTITHESIS n the direct opposite

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19)APOCALYPSE n a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world
20)APTITUDE n capacity for learning; natural ability
21)ARBITRARY adj random; capricious
22)ARCHAIC adj extremely old; ancient; outdated
23)ARISTOCRATIC adj of noble birth; snobbish
24)ARTFUL adj crafty; wily; sly
25)ASSUAGE (uh SWAYJ) v to soothe; to pacify; to ease the pain of; to relieve
26)ATHEIST (AY thee ist) (n) one who does not believe in the existence of any god or divine being
27)AMIABLE adj friendly; agreeable
28)AMNESTY n an official pardon for a group of people who have violated a law or policy
29)ANARCHY n absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder
30)ANTITHESIS n the direct opposite
31)APOCALYPSE n a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world
32)APTITUDE n capacity for learning; natural ability
33)ARBITRARY adj random; capricious
34)ARCHAIC adj extremely old; ancient; outdated
35)ARISTOCRATIC adj of noble birth; snobbish
36)ARTFUL adj crafty; wily; sly
37)ASSUAGE (uh SWAYJ) v to soothe; to pacify; to ease the pain of; to relieve
38)ATHEIST (AY thee ist) (n) one who does not believe in the existence of any god or divine being
39)AUTOCRATIC (aw tuh KRAT ik) adj ruling with absolute authority; extremely bossy
40)AUTONOMOUS (aw TAHN uh mus) adj acting independently
41)AVARICE (AV ur is) n greed; excessive love of riches
42)AXIOM (AK see um) n a self-evident rule or truth; a widely accepted saying
43)BEGET (bih GET) v to give birth to; to create; to lead to; to cause
44)BELLIGERENT (buh LIJ ur unt) adj combative; quarrelsome; waging war
45)BENEFACTOR (BEN uh fak tur) n one who provides help, especially in the form of a gift or donation
46)BENEVOLENT (beh NEV uh lunt) adj generous; kind; doing good deeds
47)BENIGN (bih NYNE) adj gentle; not harmful; kind; mild
48)BEREAVED (buh REEVD) adj deprived or left desolate, especially through death
49)BLASPHEMY (BLAS fuh mee) n irreverence; an insult to something held sacred; profanity
50)BLITHE (blythe) adj carefree; cheerful
51)BOVINE (BOH vyne) adj cow related; cowlike [Feline : Catlike]
52)BUREAUCRACY (byoo RAHK ruh see) n a system of government administration consisting of numerous bureaus or offices, especially one run according to inflexible and inefficient rules; any large administrative system characterized by inefficiency, lots of rules, and red tape
53) CACOPHONY (kuh KAHF uh nee) n harsh-sounding mixture of words, voices, or sounds
54) CAJOLE (kuh JOHL) v to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn’t want to do
55) CALLOW (KAL oh) adj immature
56) CAPITALISM (KAP uh tuh liz um) n an economic system in which businesses are owned by private
citizens (not by the government) and in which the resulting products and services are sold with relatively
little government control
57) CAPRICIOUS (kuh PRISH us) adj unpredictable; likely to change at any moment
58) CARICATURE (KAR uh kuh chur) n a portrait or description that is purposely distorted or
exaggerated, often to prove some point about its subject

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