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20 terms

vocab ch 11

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abstemious
sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
discursive
(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
gauche
lacking social polish
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
censurable
deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
disseminate
cause to become widely known
heresy
a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
salient
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
contingent
determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established
dowdy
lacking in smartness or taste
inculcate
teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
satiate
overeat or eat immodestly
corroborate
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
florid
elaborately or excessively ornamented
palpable
capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
sear
cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
denizen
a plant or animal naturalized in a region
foist
to force onto another
perceptive
having the ability to perceive or understand
specious
plausible but false

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