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SO Voc #11

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 happing by chance
corroborate(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, 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 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; prominent, standing out, conspicuous;, (n.) a projection or bulge, a land for that projects upward or outward
satiate(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied
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
specious(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

English III
Clements High School

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