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abstemious
sparing/moderate in eating/drinking; TEMPERATE
inebriated
to make drunk; intoxicate
flotsam
part of wreckage of a ship found floating in water
jetsam
goods case overboard deliberately to lighten vessel in emergency
carrion
rottenness; dead and putrefying fish
expurgate
to amend by removing words/passages deemed offensive; BOWLDERIZE
purge
to rid of w/e is impure/undesirable
slattern
a slovenly, untidy woman/girl
juxtaposition
the state of being close together or side by side
propinquity
nearness in place; close in relation
arbitrary
unreasonable;unspported; CAPRICIOUS
axiomatic
self-evident; obvious
cogitate
to think hard; ponder
crux
vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point
dogmatic
asserting opinions in an arrogant manner; OPIONATED
eclectic
selecting or choosing from various sources
fallacious
deceptive; misleading
heterodox
not in ocordance with the accepted doctrine/philosophy
orthodox
conforming to approved form of doctrine/philosophy
idubitable
unquestionable; cannot be doubted; INCONTROVERTIBLE
plausible
having an appearance of truth/reason
rationalize
to invent plausible explanations for acts, opinions that are based on other cuases
sophistry
a false argument; seems plausible but isn't
specious
apparantly good or right though lacking real merit
diffident
lacking confidence in one's own ability; shy
staid
sedate character; not CAPRICIOUS
ostentatious
conspicuous show in an attempt to impress; PRETENTIOUS
brazen
shameless
pert
boldly forward in speech; saucy