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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 11

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level F - Unit 11
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abstemious
(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

SYN: temperate, sober, moderate
ANT: indulgent, immoderate, intemperate
censurable
(adj.) deserving of blame or correction

SYN: blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible
ANT: commendable, laudable meritorious
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

SYN: (adj.) conditional, dependent; (n.) a detachment
ANT: (adj.) independent of, unconnected with, certain
corroborate
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify

ANT: (adj.) refute, contradict, undermine, discredit
denizen
(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place

SYN: dweller, habitue
ANT: alien, outsider, foreigner
discursive
(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic

SYN: diffuse, wandering, episodic
ANT: short and to the point, succinct
disseminate
(v.) to scatter or spread widely

SYN: disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate
ANT: bring together, concentrate, muster, conceal, hide
dowdy
(adj.) Poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste

SYN: frumpy, frowsy
ANT: chic, elegant, fashionable
florid
(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

SYN: flushed, ruddy, frilly, flamboyant
ANT: pale, ashen, pallid, sallow, austere, stark
foist
(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion.

SYN: pass off, palm off, fob off
gauche
(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

SYN: inept, uncouth, maladroit
ANT: adroit, tactful, diplomatic, politic
heresy
(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred

SYN: unorthodox belief, heterodoxy
ANT: orthodoxy
inculcate
(v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly

SYN: instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue
ANT: efface, extirpate, root out
palpable
(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized

SYN: obvious, manifest
ANT: intangible, insubstantial
perceptive
(adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation

SYN: insightful, discerning
ANT: dense, obtuse
pernicious
(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

SYN: injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious
ANT: harmless, innocuous, salutary, salubrious
salient
(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out conspicuous
(n.) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward

SYN: (adj.) striking, notable, protrusive, obvious
ANT: (adj.) inconspicuous, recessive
satiate
(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess
(adj.) full, satisfied

SYN: (v.) surfeit, gorge
ANT: (v.) deprive entirely of
sear
(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, singe
specious
(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

SYN: deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic
ANT: valid, sound, solid, genuine
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