vocab ch 11

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20 terms

abstemious

sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

discursive

(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects

gauche

lacking social polish

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

censurable

deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

disseminate

cause to become widely known

heresy

a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion

salient

having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

contingent

determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established

dowdy

lacking in smartness or taste

inculcate

teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

satiate

overeat or eat immodestly

corroborate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

florid

elaborately or excessively ornamented

palpable

capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind

sear

cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

denizen

a plant or animal naturalized in a region

foist

to force onto another

perceptive

having the ability to perceive or understand

specious

plausible but false

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