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Vocab. Unit 11 Synonyms/Antonyms

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gauche
(synonym) clumsy, tactless, uncouth, maladroit
pernicious
(synonym) injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious
specious
(synonym) deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic
discursive
(synonym) digressive, diffuse, rambling, episodic
heresy
(synonym) an unorthodox belief; heterodoxy
inculcate
(synonym) to instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue
foist
(synonym) to pass off, palm off, fob off
sear
(synonym) to parch, desiccate; to singe, brown
satiate
(synonym) to gratify; to cloy, surfeit, gorge
salient
(synonym) conspicuous, prominent; protrusive
contingent
(synonym) conditional, dependent; a detachment
palpable
(synonym) tangible; plain, obvious, manifest
denizen
(synonym) a resident, inhabitant; an habitué
disseminate
(synonym) to spread far and wide, broadcast, blazon
perceptive
(synonym) insightful, discerning, observant
quail
(synonym) to shrink, recoil, cower, flinch
accentuate
(synonym) to accent, stress, emphasize
florid
(synonym) flushed, ruddy; flowery, filly, ornate
abstemious
(synonym) sparing, moderate, temperate
censurable
(synonym) blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible
corroborate
(synonym) to bolster, substantiate, verify
dowdy
(synonym) frumpy, tacky, frowsy, drab
accentuate
(antonym) to downplay; de-emphasize, soft-pedal
dowdy
(antonym) chic, stylish, smart, fashionable
heresy
(antonym) orthodoxy
salient
(antonym) inconspicuous; recessive
pernicious
(antonym) harmless, innocuous; salutary, salubrious
inculcate
(antonym) to efface, extirpate, root out
florid
(antonym) pale, ashen, pallid, sallow; austere, stark
discursive
(antonym) short and to the point, succinct
corroborate
(antonym) to refute, contradict, undermine, discredit
abstemious
(antonym) indulgent, immoderate, intemperate
denizen
(antonym) an alien, outsider, stranger, foreigner
gauche
(antonym) adroit, tactful, diplomatic, politic
perceptive
(antonym)dense, thick, obtuse, dim-witted
specious
(antonym) valid, sound, solid, genuine
palpable
(antonym) intangible, insubstantial, incorporeal
disseminate
(antonym) to bring together, concentrate, muster; to conceal, hide
censurable
(antonym) commendable, laudable, meritorious
quail
(antonym) to stand firm
contingent
(antonym) independent of, unconnected with; certain
satiate
(antonym) to starve, deprive entirely of