Hesi Vocab

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patency

the condition of being opened or unobstructed

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construct

a subjective idea or theory

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diluted

made weaker or less pure by the addition of another substance

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reasonable

Based on or using good judgment and therefore fair and practical

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democracy

A form of government in which the common people hold political power

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inoculation

action of giving someone a weak form of disease as a protection against it.

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ambivalent

someone who has mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone

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engender

tto cause or give rise to a feeling, situation, or condition

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Ultimately

means finally; in the end

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Obdurate

stubborn; obstinate

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tractable

easily dealt with, controlled, or persuaded

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Laden

something that is  carrying or holding a lot of something

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boorish

rude; inconsiderate

resentful, boorish, pernicious, mercurial

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enigmatic

someone or something that is mysterious and impossible to understand completely

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adulation

excessive admiration or praise

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Languid

Lacking energy, or causing a lack of energy or enthusiasm

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Parsimonious

someone who is not willing to spend money or to give or use a lot of something.

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resident

medical student in training

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reason

the ability to think and make judgements

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proportion

The number or amount of a group or part of something when compared to the whole

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emigrate

to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one

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immigrant

a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country

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Illiterate

unlettered; analphabetic

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illicit

something illegal or disapproved of by society

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autocratic

demands that people obey completely, without asking or caring about anyone else’s opinions

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socialist

refers to someone who states that all people are equal and should share equally in a country’s money, or the political systems based on these beliefs

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communist

refers to someone who believes in a society without different social classes in which the methods of production are owned and controlled by all its members and everyone works as much as they can and receives what they need.

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Plethora

Abundance; excess

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democratic

refers to someone who believes in, encourages, or supports freedom and equality between people and groups.

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congestive

something related to or affected by an abnormal collection of blood or other fluids.

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emetic

something that causes vomit

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narcotic

analgesic; opiate (painkiller)

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Prophylactic

Something that is intended to prevent disease

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panacea

something that will solve all problems

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vista

a view, especially a beautiful view from a high position

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disregard

indifference, carelessness

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mercurial

volatile temperamental

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Paraoxysm

a sudden and powerful expression of strong feeling, especially one that you cannot control

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efficacy

the ability to produce intended results

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embolism

an obstruction of an artery, typically by a clot of blood or an air bubble.

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Stupefied

refers to someone who is very surprised or shocked

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stimulus

something that causes growth, activity, or reaction

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candid

refers to someone or something that is  honest and telling the truth

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asinine

extremely stupid

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prolific

someone producing a great number or amount of something

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vacuous

refers to someone or something that doesn’t express or show intelligent thought or purpose.

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abscess

A swollen, inflamed area in bodily tissues, in which pus gathers

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augment

To make something greater by adding to it

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evisceration

the process of removing one or all of the organs from the inside of a body

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vivisection

the cutting into or other use of living animals in tests for the purpose of increasing medical knowledge.

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Querulous

refers to someone who complains in a rather petulant or whining manner

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pernicious

having a very harmful effect or influence

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circumspect

wary; unwilling to take risks

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staunch

to stop something happening, or to stop liquid, especially blood, from flowing out

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ostracize

to  exclude from a society or group

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aggrieved

feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated

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nit

the egg of an insect, especially a louse

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parasite

an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it.

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perpetual

refers to someone or something that lasts forever or is never-ending

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pensive

someone engaged in, or reflecting deep or serious thought

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laborious

something that  needs a lot of time and effort

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geniality

the quality of having a friendly and cheerful manner

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imply

suggest; insinuate

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latter

occurring or situated nearer to the end of something than to its beginning.

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fundamental

someone or something that forms the base, from which everything else develops

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palatable

satisfactory or acceptable; pleasant to taste

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amenable

someone who is willing to accept, or be influenced by a suggestion

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geriatric

relating to old people, especially with regard to their healthcare.

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Jaunty

having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner

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notation

A system of graphic symbols with a specialized use, other than ordinary writing

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helicon

a large circular tuba similar to a sousaphone but lacking an adjustable bell

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apathetic

someone who shows or feels no interest, enthusiasm, or concern

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hyperbole

means exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

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Burgeoning

Growing or developing quickly

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tawdry

cheap; tasteless

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Subdue

to reduce the force of something, or to prevent something from existing or developing.

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auspicious

Suggesting a positive and successful future

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assessment

an act of judging or deciding the amount, value, quality, or importance of something.

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cognition

the process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.

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practical

relating to actual experience or to the use of knowledge in activities rather than to knowledge only or ideas

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node

Any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure

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referral

an act of sending someone or something to a person or place where what is wanted or needed can be obtained

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dynamic

refers to someone who has a lot of ideas and enthusiasm

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reprehensible

refers to someone or something deserving of blame or scolding

similar meaning to shameful, objectionable

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omniscient

-A person who knows or sees everything

-Having or seeming to have unlimited knowledge

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Resplendent

-refers to someone or something that has a very bright or beautiful appearance

-bright, radiant

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obscure

not known to many people

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flexible

means able to change or be changed easily according to the situation

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Anticipatory grief

a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss

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staggered

very shocked or surprised

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melange

means a mixture or a group of different things or people

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invalid

a person who is ill or injured for a long time and usually has to be cared for by others.

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jaundice

a disease of the blood that causes the skin and the white part of the eyes to turn yellow

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ritual

refers to a set of fixed actions and sometimes words performed regularly, especially as part of a ceremony

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inferior

means of little or less importance, value, or merit

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fontanel

Any of the spaces closed by membranous structures between the uncompleted angles of the parietal bones and the neighboring bones of a fetal or young skull

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stringent

extremely limiting or difficult; severe

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contemplate

to spend time considering a possible future action, or to consider one particular thing for a long time in a serious and quiet way

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ruminate

to think carefully and for a long period about something

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