vocab unit 11

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abstemious

moderate, sparing, temperate, somber

censurable

deserving of blame or correction; blameworthy

contingent

likely but not certain to happen, possible; a representative group forming part of a larger body

corroborate

to confirm, make more certain, bolster, verify

denizen

an inhabitant, resident

discursive

passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, nomadic

disseminate

to scatter or spread widely; disperse

dowdy

poorly dressed; shabby; frumpy

florid

highly colored, reddish; flushed

foist

to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine

gauche

awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

heresy

an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred; unorthodox belief

inculcate

to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly; instill

palpable

capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized; tangible

perceptive

having sympathetic insight or understanding; insightful

pernicious

extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

salient

leaping, jumping or springing forth; prominent , standing out; a projection or bulge

satiate

to satisfy completely; full

sear

to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of

specious

deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

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