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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 11

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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 11

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 11

Word List

  1. abstemious
    (adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
  2. gauche
    (adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
  3. censurable
    (adj.) deserving of blame or correction
  4. heresy
    (n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
  5. 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
  6. inculcate
    (v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
  7. corroborate
    (v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
  8. palpable
    (adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
  9. denizen
    (n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
  10. perceptive
    (adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
  11. discursive
    (adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
  12. pernicious
    (adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
  13. disseminate
    (v.) to scatter or spread widely
  14. salient
    (adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; (n.) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
  15. dowdy
    (adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
  16. satiate
    (v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied
  17. florid
    (adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
  18. sear
    (v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, singe
  19. foist
    (v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
  20. specious
    (adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit

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