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abstemious
moderate, sparing (as in eating or drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
censurable
deserving of blame or correction
contingent
likely but not certain to happen, possible; happening by chance; a representative group forming part of a larger body
corroborate
to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
denizen
an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
discursive
passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
dowdy
poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
florid
highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
foist
to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
heresy
an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
inculcate
to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
palpable
capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
perceptive
having sympathetic insigh or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
pernicious
extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
salient
leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
satiate
to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; full, satisfied
sear
to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, dessicate, singe
specious
deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit