vocab unit 11

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vocab unit 11
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  1. Abstemious
    moderate, sparing (as in eating or drinking)

    temperate
  2. Censurable
    deserving of blame or correction

    blameworthy
  3. Contingent
    likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance

    a representive group forming part of a larger body
  4. Corrobate
    to confirm, make more certain, verify
  5. Denizen
    an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
  6. Discursive
    passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, nomadic

    wandering
  7. Disseminate
    to scatter or spread widely

    disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate
  8. Dowdy
    poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste

    tacky
  9. Florid
    highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

    flushed, ruddy, flowery, frilly, flamboyant
  10. Foist
    to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion

    pass off
  11. Gauche
    awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
  12. Heresy
    an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
  13. Inculcate
    to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
  14. Palpable
    capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized

    tangible, plain, obvious, manifest
  15. Perceptive
    having sypathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation

    insightful, discerning, observant
  16. Pernicious
    extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
  17. Salient
    leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous

    a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
  18. Satiate
    to satisfy completely; to fill to excess

    full, satisfied
  19. sear
    to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, dessicate, singe
  20. Speciou
    deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

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