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20 terms

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 11

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abstemious
(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
censurable
(adj.) deserving blame or correction
contingent
(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible (n.) a representative group forming part of a larger body
corroborate
(v.) to confirm, make more cetain, bolster, stubstantiate, verify
denizen
(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
discursive
(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
disseminate
(v.) to scatter or spread widely
dowdy
(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
florid
(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
foist
(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or geniune; to bring about by stealth, dishonestly, or coercion
gauche
(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
heresy
(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
inculcate
(v.)to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
palpable
(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
perceptive
(adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
pernicious
(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
salient
(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; standing out (n.) a projection or bulge
satiate
(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess (adj.) full, satisfied
sear
(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to parch, dessicate, singe
specious
(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit