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Vocab 11

Chapter 11 Vocab

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moderate, sparing; characterized by abstinence and self discipline Abstemious
Deserving of blame or correction Censurable
(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 Contingent
To confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify Corroborate
An inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place Denizen
Passing aimlessly from one place to another; rambling, roving, nomadic Discursive
To scatter or spread widely Disseminate
Poorly dressed; shabby; lacking smartness and good taste Dowdy
Highly colored, reddish, excessively ornate, showy Florid
To impose by fraud, to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coersion Foist
Awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy Gauche
An opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred Heresy
To impress on hte mind by repitition, teach persistently and earnestly Inculcate
Capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized Palpable
Having sympathetic insight or understanding; capable of keen appreciation Perceptive
Extremely harmful, deadly, fatal Pernicious
(adj) Leaping, jumping, or springing forth, prominent, standing out, conspicuous(n) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward Salient
(v) to satisfy completely; to fill excess(adj) full, satisfied Satiate
to make or become dry and withered, to char or scorch the surface of, to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, dessicate, singe Sear
Deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit Specious
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