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Book F Unit 11. Synonyms: temperate, sober, moderate Antonyms: indulgent, immoderate, intemperate. 1. Abstemious: (adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self discipline. Synonyms: blameworthy, discreditable reprehensible

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Book F Unit 11


Synonyms: temperate, sober, moderate

Antonyms:indulgent, immoderate, intemperate

1. Abstemious: (adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self discipline


Synonyms: blameworthy, discreditable reprehensible

Antonyms: commendable, laudable, meritorious

2. Censurable: (adj.) deserving of blame or correction


Synonyms:(adj.) conditional, dependent;(n.) a detachment

Antonyms:(adj.) independent of, unconnected with, certain

3. 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 large body


Antonyms: (adj.) refute, contradict, undermine, discredit

4. Corroborate:(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify


Synonyms: resident, dweller, habitué

Antonyms: alien, outsider, stranger, foreigner

5. Denizen:(n.)5. Denizen: (n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place


Synonyms: digressive, diffuse, wandering, episodic

Antonyms: short and to the point, succinct

5. Denizen:(n.)6. Discursive:(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic


Synonyms: disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate

Antonyms: bring together, concentrate, muster, conceal, hide

5. Denizen:(n.)7. Disseminate:(v.) to scatter or spread widely


Synonyms: frumpy, tacky, frowsy, drab

Antonyms: pale, ashen, pallid, sallow, austere, stark

5. Denizen:(n.)8. Dowdy:(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste


Synonyms: flushed, ruddy, flowery, filly, flamboyant

Antonyms: pale, ashen, pallid, shallow, austere, stark

5. Denizen:(n.)9. Florid: (adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy


Synonyms: pass off, palm off, fob off

5. Denizen:(n.)10. foist: (v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion


Vocab Test Procedures

Before test: Hand in extra credit flash cards and sentences to late box.

No Talking, no phones, no looking around

When you are done: Turn in to my desk

Start on the next set of 10 words

When everyone is done, we will go over the new words together with the PowerPoint

(Write flash cards or extra credit sentences as we go through PowerPoint)


11. Gauche: (adj) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

Synonyms: inept, uncouth, maladroit

Antonyms: adroit, tactful, diplomatic, politic


12. Heresy: (n) an opinion differing from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred

Synonyms: unorthodox belief, heterodoxy

Antonyms: orthodoxy


13. Inculcate: (v) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly

READING COUNTS!

Synonyms: instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue

Antonyms: efface, extirpate, root out


14. Palpable: (adj) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized

Synonyms: tangible, plain, obvious, manifest

Antonyms: intangible, insubstantial, incorporeal


15. Perceptive: (adj) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation

Synonyms: insightful, discerning, observant

Antonyms: dense, thick, obtuse, dim-witted


16. Pernicious: (adj) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

Synonyms: injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious

Antonyms: harmless, innocuous, salutary, salubrious


17. Salient: (adj) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; (n) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward

Synonyms: (adj) striking, notable, protrusive, obvious

Antonyms: (adj) inconspicuous, recessive


18. Satiate: (v) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj) full, satisfied

Synonyms: (v) gratify, cloy, surfeit, gorge

Antonyms: (v) starve, deprive entirely of


19. Sear: (v) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, desiccate, singe


20. Specious: (adj) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

Synonyms: deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic

Antonyms: valid, sound, solid, genuine


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