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