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denizen
n- an inhabitant, residen; one who frequents a place
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
foist
v- to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring in by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
corroborate
v- to confirm, make more certain
abstemious
adj- moderate, sparing (as in eating or drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
disseminate
v- to scatter widely
florid
adj- highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, overdecorated, showy
censurable
adj- deserving of blame or correction
discursive
adj- passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
dowdy
adj- poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
accentuate
v- to emphasize, place stress on
specioius
adj- deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
perceptive
adj- having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
palpable
adj- capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
sear
v- to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling
satiate
v- to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; adj- full, satisfied
gauche
adj- awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
inculcate
v- to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
heresy
n- an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
pernicious
adj- extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
quail
v- to shrink back in fear, lose heart in a difficult or dangerous situation
salient
adj- leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; n- a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward