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adj. moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking0; characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
abstemious
adj. deserving of blame or correction
censurable
adj. likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions
n. a representative gropu forming part of a larger body
contingent
v. to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
corroborate
n. an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
denizen
adj. passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
discursive
v. to scatter or spread widely
disseminate
adj. poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
dowdy
adj. hightly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
florid
v. to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
foist
adj. awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
gauche
n. an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
heresy
v. to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
inculcate
adj. capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized, accessible to the senses
palpable
adj. having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
perceptive
adj. extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
pernicious
adj. leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous
n. a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
salient
v. to satisfy completely; to fill to excess
adj. full, satisfied
satiate
v. to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, dessicate, singe
sear
adj. deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
specious