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abstemious

moderate, sparing(as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
syn: temperate sober moderate
ant: indulgent immoderate intemperate

2

censurable

deserving of blame or correction
syn: blameworthy discreditable reprehensible
ant: commendable laudable meritorious

3

contingent

possible, dependent on uncertain events or conditions; representative group forming part of a lager body
syn: conditional dependent
ant: independent unconnected certain

4

corroborate

to confirm make more certain bolster substantiate verify
ant: refute contradict undermine discredit

5

denizen

an inhabitant residen, one who frequents a place
syn: resident, dweller, habitue
ant: alien outsider stanger foreigner

6

discursive

passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another rambling roving nomadic
syn: digressive diffuse wandring
ant: short and to the point, succinct

7

disseminate

to scatter or spread widely
syn: disperse circulate publicize broadcast
ant: bring together concentrate muster hide conceal

8

dowdy

poorly dressed shabby lacking smartness and good taste
syn: frumpy tacky frowsy drab
ant: chic stylish elegant fashionable

9

florid

highly colored reddish excessively ornate showy
syn: flushed frilly ruddy flamboyant flowery
ant: pale ashen pallid sallow austere stark

10

foist

to impose by fraud to pass off as worthy or genuine to bring about by stealth dishonesty or coercion
syn: pass off, palm off, fob off

11

gauche

awkward lacking in social graces tactless clumsy
syn: inept uncouth maladroit
ant: adroit tactful diplomatic politic

12

heresy

an opinion different from accepted belief the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
syn: unorthodox belief heterodoxy

13

inculcate

to impress of the mind by repetition teach persistently and earnestly
syn: instill implant infuse ingrain imbue
ant efface extripate root out

14

palpable

capable of being touched or felt. easily seen heard or recognized
syn: tangible plain obvious manifest
ant: intangible insubstantial incorporeal

15

perceptive

having sympathetic insight or understanding capable of keen appreciation

16

pernicious

extremely harmful, deadly fatal
syn: injurious deleterious noxious baleful
ant: harmless innocuous salutary salubrious

17

salient

leaping jumping or springing forth prominent standing out conspicuous
syn: striking notable propulsive obvious

18

satiate

to satisfy completely to fill to excess full satisfied
syn:gratify cloy surfeit gorge
ant: starve deprive entirely of

19

sear

to make or become dry and withered, to char or scorch the surface of, to Harden or make unfeeling, to each, desiccate singe

20

specious

deceptive apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
syn: deceptively plausible, sophistic, caustic
ant: valid sound genuine