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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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Synonyms temperate sober moderate antonyms indulgent immoderate intemperate

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

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

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

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

Synonyms resident dweller habitu antonyms alien outsider stranger foreigner

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Synonyms: deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic

Antonyms: valid, sound, solid, genuine