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20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Book 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 of blame or correction
Contingent
(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
Corroborate
(v.) to confirm
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 genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, 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;(n) a projection or bulge
Satiate
(v.) to satisfy completely; (adj.) full, satisfied
Sear
(v.) to make or become dry and withered
Specious
(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit