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dowdy
pronunciation: 1
adjective: poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
discursive
pronunciation: 2
adjective: passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
denizen
pronunciation: 1
noun: an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
censurable
pronunciation: 1
adjective: deserving of blame or correction
contingent
pronunciation: 2
adjective: likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance;
noun: a representative group forming part of a larger body
abstemious
pronunciation: 2
adjective: moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
florid
pronunciation: 1
adjective: highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, overdecorated, showy
foist
pronunciation: --
verb: to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring in by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
corroborate
pronunciation: 2
verb: to confirm, make more certain
disseminate
pronunciation: 2
verb: to scatter widely
sear
pronunciation: --
verb: to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling
accentuate
pronunciation: 2
verb: to emphasive, place stress on
perceptive
pronunciation: 2
adjective: having sympathetic insight or understancing, capable of keen appreciation
specious
pronunciation: 1
adjective: deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
palpable
pronunciation: 1
adjective: capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
pernicious
pronunciation: 2
adjective: extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
quail
pronunciation: --
verb: to shrink back in fear, lose heart in a difficult or dangerous situation
satiate
pronunciation: 1
verb: to satisfy completely; to fill to excess;
adjective: full, satisfied
gauche
pronunciation: --
adjective: awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
inculcate
pronunciation: 1
verb: to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
heresy
pronunciation: 1
noun: an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
salient
pronunciation: 1
adjective: leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous;
noun: a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward