AP English Unit 11 Vocabularys

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Pernicious

extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

Dowdy

lacking in smartness or taste

Salient

prominent; of notable significance

Denzien

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

Foist

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

Specious

plausible but false

Heresy

the crime of holding a belief that goes against established doctrine

Corroborate

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

Inculcate

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

Palpable

capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind

Florid

elaborately or excessively ornamented

Censurable

deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

Satiated

satisfied

Disseminate

cause to become widely known

Gauche

lacking social polish

Discursive

rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly

Perceptive

having the ability to perceive or understand

Abstemious

sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

Contingent

determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established

Sear

cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

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