Sadlier-Oxford Level F - Unit 11

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abstemious

(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline \n \n

synonyms: temperate, sober, moderate \n

antonyms: indulgent, immoderate, intemperate

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censurable

(adj.) deserving of blame or correction \n \n

synonyms: blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible \n antonyms: commendable, laudable, meritorious

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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 \n \n

synonyms: (adj.) conditional, dependent; (n.) a detachment \n

antonyms: (adj.) independent of, unconnected with, certain

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corroborate

(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify \n \n

antonyms: (adj.) refute, contradict, undermine, discredit

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denizen

(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place \n \n

synonyms: resident, dweller, habitue \n antonyms: alien, outsider, stranger, foreigner

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discursive

(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic \n \n

synonyms: digressive, diffuse, wandering, episodic \n antonyms: short and to the point, succinct

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disseminate

(v.) to scatter or spread widely \n \n

synonyms: disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate \n antonyms: bring together, concentrate, muster, conceal, hide

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dowdy

(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste \n \n

synonyms: frumpy, tacky, frowsy, drab \n

antonyms: chic, stylish, elegant, fashionable

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florid

(adj) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy \n \n

synonyms: flushed, ruddy, flowery, frilly, flamboyant \n antonyms: pale, ashen, pallid, sallow, austere, stark

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foist

(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion \n \n

synonyms: pass off, palm off, fob off

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gauche

(adj) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy \n \n

synonyms: inept, uncouth, maladroit \n

antonyms: adroit, tactful, diplomatic, politic

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heresy

(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred \n \n

synonyms: unorthodox belief, heterodoxy \n

antonyms: orthodoxy

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inculcate

(v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly \n \n

synonyms: instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue \n antonyms: efface, extirpate, root out

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palpable

(adj) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized \n \n

synonyms: tangible, plain, obvious, manifest \n

antonyms: intangible, insubstantial, incorporeal

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perceptive

(adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation \n \n

synonyms: insightful, discerning, observant \n

antonyms: dense, thick, obtuse, dim-witted

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pernicious

(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal \n \n

synonyms: injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious \n

antonyms: harmless, innocuous, salutary, salubrious

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salient

(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out conspicuous; (n.) a projection or buldge, a land form that projects upward or outward. \n \n

synonyms: (adj.) striking, notable, protrusive, obvious \n

antonyms: (adj.) inconspicuous, recessive

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satiate

(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied \n \n

synonyms: (v.) gratify, cloy, surfeit, gorge \n

antonyms: (v.) starve, deprive entirely of

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sear

(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to patch, desiccate, singe.

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specious

(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit \n \n

synonyms: deceptively, plausible, sophistic, casuistic \n antonyms: valid, sound, solid, genuine

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