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Abstemious
adj. Moderate, sparing (as in eating and dribking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline.

S: temperate, sober, moderate
A: indulgent, immoderate, intemperate
Censurable
adj. deserving blame or correction

S: blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible
A: commendable, laudable, meritorious
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

S: conditional, dependent, a detachment
A: independent of, uncconected with, certain
Corroborate
v. to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
Denizen
n. an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place

S: resident, dweller
A: alien, outsider, stranger
Discursive
adj. passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rembling, roving, nomadic

S: wandering, episodic
A: short and to the point
Disseminate
v. to scatter or spread widely

S: disperse, publicize, broadcast
A: concentrate, muster, conceal, hide
Dowdy
adj. poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste

S: frumpy, tacky, drab
A: chic, stylish
Florid
adj. highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

S: flowery, flamboyant
A: pale, sallow, austere
Gauche
adj. awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

S: inept, maladroit
A: adroit, tactful
Foist
v. to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by steath, dishonestly or coercion

S: pass off, fob off
Heresy
n. an opinion different from accepted belief

S: heterodoxy
A: orthodoxy
Inculcate
v. to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly

S: instill, implant, infuse, imbue
A: efface, extirpate, root out
Palpable
adj. capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard or recognized

S: tangible, plain, obvious
A: intangible, insubstantial
Perceptive
adj. having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreaciation

S: insightful, observant
A: dense, thick, dim-witted
Pernicious
adj. extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

S: injurious, baleful
A: harmless, salutary
Salient
adj. leaping, jumping or spring forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; n. a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward

S: striking, notable, obvious
A: inconspicuous
Satiate
v. to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; adj. full, satisfied

S: gratify, cloy, gorge
A: starve, deprive entirely of
Sear
v. to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, single
Specious
adj. deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

S: deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic
A: valid, sound, solid, genuine