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20 terms

vocab unit 11

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abstemious
moderate, sparing, temperate, somber
censurable
deserving of blame or correction; blameworthy
contingent
likely but not certain to happen, possible; a representative group forming part of a larger body
corroborate
to confirm, make more certain, bolster, verify
denizen
an inhabitant, resident
discursive
passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, nomadic
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely; disperse
dowdy
poorly dressed; shabby; frumpy
florid
highly colored, reddish; flushed
foist
to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
heresy
an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred; unorthodox belief
inculcate
to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly; instill
palpable
capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized; tangible
perceptive
having sympathetic insight or understanding; insightful
pernicious
extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
salient
leaping, jumping or springing forth; prominent , standing out; a projection or bulge
satiate
to satisfy completely; full
sear
to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of
specious
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit