Clausen 11-15

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abste'mious

adj moderate, sparing

cen'surable

adj deserving of blame or coercion

contin'gent

adj likely but not certain to happen, possible, dependent on uncertain events or conditions

corrob'orate

verb to confirm, make more certain, bolster

den'izen

noun an inhabitant, resident

discur'sive

adj passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another

dissem'inate

verb to scatter or spread widely

dow'dy

adj poorly dressed, shabby, lacking smartness and good taste

flor'id

adj highly colored, reddish, excessively ornate

foist

verb to impose by fraude, to pass of as worthy or genuine

gauche

adj awkward, lackingh in social graces, tactless, clumsy

her'esy

noun an opinion different from accepted belief.

in'culcate

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

pal'pable

adj capable of being touched or felt, easily seen, heard or recognized

percep'tive

adj having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation

perni'cious

adj extremely harmful, deadly fatal

sal'ient

adj leaping, jumping, or springing forth, prominent, standing out
noun a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward

sa'tiate

verb to satisfy completely, to fill to excess,
adj full, satisfied

sear

verb to make or become dry and wirthered, to char or scorch the surface of

spe'cious

adj deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

absolve'

verb to clear from blame, responsibility or guilt

car'icature

noun a representation in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exagerated,
verb to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way

clang'or

noun a loud ringing sound
verb to make a loud ringing noise

contig'uous

adj side-by-side, touching, near

cupid'ity

noun an eager desire for something, greed

deleter'ious

adj harmful, injurious

enhance'

verb to raise to a higher degree,to increase the value or desirablity of

enthrall'

verb to captivate or charm, hold spellbound, to enslave

exten'uate

verb to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses

implic'it

adj implied or understood though unexpressed, withou doubts or reservations

inci'sive

adj sharp, keen, penetrating

ostenta'tious

adj marked by conspicuious or pretentious display, showy

par'agon

noun a model of excellence or perfection

par'aphrase

verb to restate in other words,
noun a statement that present a given idea in a new language

pol'itic

adj prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed, artful, expedient

prosa'ic

adj dull, lacking in distinction and originality, matter-of-fact, straightforward, characteristic of prose

redun'dant

adj extra, excess, more than is needed, wordy, repetitive

sanctimo'nious

adj making a show of virtue or righteousness, hypocritically moralistic or pious

scin'tillating

adj part sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant

win'some

adj charming, attractive, pleasing (childlike charm and innocence)

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