Vocab Unit 11

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  1. abstemious
    (adj) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
  2. censurable
    (adj) deserving of blame or correction
  3. 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
  4. corroborate
    (v) to confirm, make more certain, bolster. substantiate, verify
  5. denizen
    (n) an inhabitant, resident; a frequent visitor of a place
  6. discursive
    (adj) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling. roving, nomadic
  7. disseminate
    (v) to scatter or spread widely
  8. dowdy
    (adj) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
  9. florid
    (adj) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
  10. foist
    (v) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
  11. gauche
    (adj) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
  12. heresy
    (n) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
  13. inculate
    (v) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
  14. palpable
    (adj) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
  15. perceptive
    (adj) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
  16. pernicious
    (adj) extremely harmful, deadly, fatal
  17. salient
    (adj) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; (n) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
  18. satiate
    (v) to satify completely; to fill to excess; (adj) full, satisfied
  19. sear
    (v) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, dessicate, singe
  20. specious
    (adj) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
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