Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Workshop: Level F: Unit 11: Definitions

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denizen

noun, an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place

contingent

adj, likely but not certain to happen, possible, happening by chance; Noun, a representative group forming part of a larger body

foist

verb, to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring in by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion

corroborate

verb, to confirm, make more certain

abstemious

adj, moderate, sparing; characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

disseminate

verb, to scatter widely

florid

adj, highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, overdecorated, showy

censurable

adj, deserving of blame or correction

discursive

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

dowdy

adj, poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness

accentuate

verb, to emphasize, place stress upon

specious

adj, deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

perceptive

adj, having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation

palpable

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

sear

verb, to make or become dry or withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling

satiate

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

gauche

adj, awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

inculcate

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

heresy

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

pernicious

adj, extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

quail

verb, to shrink back in fear, lose hart in a difficult or dangerous situation

salient

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

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