20 terms

Unit 11 Vocab Definitions

SAT vocab, unit 11, level F
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(adj.) Moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
Abstemious
(adj.) Deserving of blame or correction
censurable
(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
contingent
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster substantiate, verify
corroborate
(n.) An inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
denizen
(adj.) Passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
discursive
(v.) To scatter or spread widely
disseminate
(adj.) Poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
dowdy
(adj.) Highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
florid
(v.) To impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
foist
(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
gauche
(n.) An opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
heresy
(v.) To impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly.
inculcate
(adj.) Capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
palpable
(adj.) Having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
perceptive
(adj.) Extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
pernicious
(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out conspicuous; (n.) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
salient
(v.) To satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) Full, satisfied
satiate
(v.) To make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, singe
sear
(adj.) Deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
specious