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Chapter Eight Vocabulary

Term Definition
Hypothesis Proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
Aspire Direct one's hopes or ambitions toward achieving something
Conceal Keep from sight; hide
Pathological liar Someone who lies compulsively
Plausible Believable, credible
Phenomena Facts or situations that are observed to exist or happen, especially one whose causes or explanations are in question
Traumatic Emotionally disturbing or distressing
Therapeutic having a good effect on the body or mind; contributing to a sense of well-being
Self-analysis The analysis of oneself, in particular one's motives and character
Colleagues A person with whom one works, especially in a profession or business
Data Acts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
Monitor Observe and check the progress or quality of (something) over a period of time; keep under systematic review
Impulsivity Acting without thinking or planning
Aggressive Ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression
Absorbent To take in, or soak up
Inundated Overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with
Neurons A specialized cell transmitting nerve impulses; a nerve cell
Transmitting Cause (something) to pass on from one place or person to another
Glitches An unexpected setback in a plan
Stigma A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person

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