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abstemious
(adj.) moderate, sparing (As in eating or drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

ex. Molly is in no way abstemious.
censurable
(adj.) deserving of blame or correction
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
corrobate
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
denizen
(n.) in inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
discursive
(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or sunject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
dessimate
(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, dishonestly, 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 upon the mind by repition, teach persistently and earnestly

ex. if you are learning from these flashcards, it is likely that you learn by inculcation.
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 form 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
absolve
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
(n.) a respresentation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's features are deliberately exaggerated; (v.) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
clangor
(n.) a loud ringing sound; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise
contiguous
(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity
(n.) an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious
(adj.) harfmul, injurious
enchance
(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
enthrall
(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
extenuate
(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit
(adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts of reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
incisive
(adj.) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
ostentatious
(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
(n.) a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
(v.) to restate in other words; (n.)a statement that presents a given idea in new language
politic
(Adj.)prudent, shrewedly concieved and developed; artful, expedient
prosaic
(Adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
redundant
(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
santimonious
(adj.)making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou

ex. Molly Mary Catherine.
scintillating
(adj., part.) spearkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)

ex. Courtney L.