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Chapter 8 Vocab

Term Definition
hypothesis a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena
aspire to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, especially for something great or of high value
conceal to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight
pathological liar a person who tells lies frequently, with no rational motive for doing so
plausible having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable
phenomena a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question
traumatic of, relating to, or produced by a trauma or wound
therapeutic of or relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative
self-analysis the application of psychoanalytic techniques and theories to an analysis of one's own personality and behavior
colleagues an associate
data individual facts, statistics, or items of information
monitor a student appointed to assist in the conduct of a class or school, as to help take attendance or keep order
impulsivity actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses
aggressive characterized by or tending toward unprovoked offensives, attacks, invasions, or the like; militantly forward or menacing
absorbent capable of absorbing heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to absorb
inundated to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge
neurons a specialized, impulse-conducting cell that is the functional unit of the nervous system, consisting of the cell body and its processes, the axon and dendrites
transmitting to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch; convey
glitches a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan
stigma a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation

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