Hesi A2 Vocabulary List

 

  • Abate-to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; nullify; to deduct, omit
  • Abdicate– to give up a position, right, or power
  • Abrogate-to repeal, cancel, declare null and void; to escape or avoid
  • Abscond-to run off and hide
  • Abstain- Refrain
  • Abstemious-self denying; refraining from indulging
  • Accede-to yield to; to give consent
  • Accolade-tribute; honor; praise
  • Accost-to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
  • Acme-the highest point; pinnacle
  • acute-New, usually of rapid onset and of concern, opposite of chronic; severe
  • Adhere- Hold fast
  • Adversity– Hardship; misfortune
  • Aegis- responsibility
  • Affable – happy/ easy to get along with
  • Affect- Influence
  • Anticipate- Predict
  • Apparent-obvious; overt
  • Assemble- Gather
  • Assured– Made known to
  • Augment– Add too
  • Austere– severe or stern in manner
  • Austere– severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
  • Bilateral- Two sided
  • Buttress- Support
  • Cease – Stop / End
  • Concave- Sunken/ rounded inward
  • Concise-brief and to the point
  • Conflate-to bring together; to merge into a composite whole
  • Consternation-feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
  • Contemplating- Pondering
  • Contingence-touching; contact.
  • Contrite-feeling regret or guilt for having committed some wrongdoing
  • Cystoscopy-visual examination of the urinary bladder
  • Dichotomy-contrast between two things
  • disdain-to regard with scorn; lack of respect
  • Distended – Enlarged
  • Effect – cause to happen/ bring about
  • Enervating-weakening, tiring, debilitating
  • Environment- the positive and negative aspects of a home
  • Ephemeral – short time period
  • Ephemeral– lasting a very short time
  • Etiology – Cause
  • Evisceration– Removal of organs
  • exemplary-worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
  • Exacerbated – frustrated/annoyed
  • Exiguous– small in amount; minute; insufficient or inadequate
  • Expedite – Rush/Fast
  • Extenuating– serving to lessen the seriousness of an offense; to forgive or pardon
  • Extirpate-to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
  • Extirpate-to destroy totally
  • Feckless-lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
  • Flux– Discharge
  • Fortitude -strength and endurance in a difficult situation
  • Fortuitous-accidental, occurring by a happy chance
  • Garable-mix up or confuse
  • Goad-To provoke or annoy to get a reaction
  • Hedge-Loss, to avoid or to lessen
  • Holistic– concerning the whole rather than the parts
  • Hyperbole-exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
  • Illustrious-very famous, distinguished
  • Impetuous-acting or done quickly and without thought or care
  • Impetus-That which drives one, motivation, momentum
  • Inauspicious-ominous, unfavorable future
  • Incessant-Continuing without interruption
  • inconsequential-unimportant
  • Indigent- Impoverished
  • Indigent-poor, needy
  • Inferior- Below
  • innocuous-harmless
  • Insidious– Gradual
  • Insidious- Gradual
  • Insidious-proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
  • Inure-to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure
  • Invalid– injured
  • Invasive – Internal
  • Irrevocable-not able to be changed or reversed
  • Labile-Changing rapidly and often
  • Laconic– using few words
  • Languid-slow, sluggish, listless, weak
  • Liable- Rapidly changing
  • Lucid – Coherent
  • Malign– to speak evil of, slander; (adj.) evil, malevolent or harmful
  • Malinger-to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
  • Mélange – Mixture
  • Milieu-environment or setting
  • Mordant-bitingly sarcastic; joking
  • Motif-recurring theme, subject or an idea
  • Observation – Surveillance
  • Obstinate-stubborn; unyielding
  • Onerous-burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
  • Overwrought-extremely nervous or excited
  • Panacea-remedy for all ailments
  • Paradox-a contradiction or dilemma
  • Paroxysm– Convulsion
  • Paucity-scarcity; presence of something only in small or insufficient amounts
  • Pediculosis-infestation with lice
  • Placate-to appease, soothe, pacify
  • Portend– to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of
  • Postulant-Something suggested to be true based off of reasoning, belief or discussion
  • Potassium-alkali metal
  • Precaution- Preventative measure
  • Precipitous-extremely steep
  • Precocious-showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
  • Prehensile-adapted for grasping or holding
  • Prognosis- Expected Outcome
  • Proscribe-to prohibit or forbid something
  • Protracted-Extended in time; prolonged
  • Prudent-acting with or showing care and thought for the future
  • Puerile-Childlike; immature
  • Repugnant– offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
  • Restive-impatient, uneasy, or restless
  • Ruminate- think about something before making a decision
  • Sagacity –Sound knowledge, judgement and foresight
  • Salient-most noticeable or important
  • Salpingo-Tubes; fallopian tubes
  • Shrewd-having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
  • Sinuous-having curves and turns; graceful or supple
  • Site- Location
  • Solicitous-showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
  • Status – Physical condition
  • Stringent- strict
  • Substantiate-to verify, confirm; shown to be true
  • Succinct-brief, concise; short
  • Synergy-Harmony
  • Taciturn-habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
  • Tactful-ability to say something without offending anyone; considerate, sensitive and understanding
  • Tenacious-persistent and determined; to cling/adhere strongly
  • Terse-concise and to the point
  • Triage-the medical screening of patients to determine their relative priority of need and the proper place of treatment
  • Trite-dull; common; lacking in originality
  • Turgid-swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language
  • Typify-to represent; symbolize
  • Ubiquitous – Widespread
  • Ubiquitous- Widespread
  • Untenable– not capable of being held or defended; impossible to maintain; no support or grounding
  • Venerable-worthy of respect due to age, character or wisdom
  • Venerate-to respect deeply

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