Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Book F Unit 11

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Abstemious

(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

Censurable

(adj.) deserving of blame or correction

Contingent

(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; (n.) a representative group forming part of a larger body

Corroborate

(v.) to confirm

Denizen

(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place

Discursive

(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic

Disseminate

(v.) to scatter or spread widely

Dowdy

(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste

Florid

(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

Foist

(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion

Gauche

(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless clumsy

Heresy

(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred

Inculcate

(v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly

Palpable

(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized

Perceptive

(adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation

Pernicious

(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

Salient

(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth;(n) a projection or bulge

Satiate

(v.) to satisfy completely; (adj.) full, satisfied

Sear

(v.) to make or become dry and withered

Specious

(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

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