Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 11

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Abstemious Adjective Unit 11 

(adj) moderate, sparing, characterized by abstinence and self discipline The abstemious girl moderated her intake of sugar because she had diabetes. 
Synonyms: temperate, sober, moderate Antonyms: indulgent, immoderate, intemperate
Censurable Adjective Unit 11 

(adj) deserving of blame or correction The censurable tape was taken away by the teacher and the holder was punished harshly.
Synonyms: blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible Antonyms: commendable, laudable, meritorious
Contingent Adjective Noun Unit 11 
(adj) likely but not certain to happen, dependent on uncertain events or conditions, happening by chance (n) a representative group forming part of a larger body The contingent meeting would happen by chance. In MUN we were considering forming a contingent ad breaking away from the bigger group Synonyms:(adj.) conditional, dependent,(n) a detachment Antonyms:(adj.) independent of, unconnected with, certain
Corroborate Verb Unit 11
(v) to confirm or make certain I shall corroborate with the manager to make certain that we have our reservation. 
Synonyms:to confirm, to make more certain Antonyms: refute, contradict, undermine, discredit
Denizen Noun Unit 11
(n) an inhabitant or resident, one who frequents a place The play i was in was called The Foreigner, denizen means the opposite.
Synonyms:resident, dweller, habitue Antonyms: alien, outsider, stranger, foreigner
Discursive Adjective Unit 11
(adj) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomatic His discursive wandering made him wander into a bad neighborhood. 
Synonyms: digressive, diffuse, wandering, episodic Antonyms: short and to the point, succinct
Disseminate Verb Unit 11
(v) to scatter widely A rumor is sure to disseminate quickly in a small school. 
Synonyms: disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate Antonyms: bring together, concentrate, muster, conceal, hide
Dowdy Adjective Unit 11
(adj) poorly dressed or shabby, lacking smartness or good taste Her dowdy attire looked shabby and tacky compared to the elegant and chic dresses the others wore. 
Synonyms: frumpy, tacky, frowsy, drab Antonyms: chic, stylish, elegant, fashionable
Florid Adjective Unit 11
(adj) highly colored, reddish, excessively ornate, showy The florid dress was so ornate and frilly that it made the others pale in comparison.
Synonyms: flushed, ruddy, flowery, frilly, flamboyant Antonyms: pale, ashen, pallid, sallow, austere, stark
Foist Verb Unit 11
(v) to impose by fraud, to pass off as worth or genuine, to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion The man tried to foist my present as his by switching the cards.
Synonyms: pass off, palm off, fob off
Gauche Adjective Unit 11
(adj) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy From Twilight, gauche Bella slips on ice and falls. 
Synonyms: inept, uncouth, maladroit Antonyms: adroit, tactful, diplomatic, politic
Heresy Noun Unit 11
(n) an opinion different from accepted belief, the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred I believe in reincarnation which is considered heresy  different from my religion Christianity. 
Synonyms: unorthodox belief, heterodoxy Antonyms: orthodox
Inculcate Verb Unit 11
(v) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly If i can inculcate these words into my head i am sure i can pass this test. 
Synonyms: instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue Antonyms: efface, extirpate, root out
Palpable Adjective Unit 11
(adj) capable of being touched or felt, easily seen, heard, or recognized  The palpable friend is much better than my old imaginary friend. Synonyms: tangible, plain, obvious, manifest Antonyms: intangible, insubstantial, incorporeal
Perceptive Adjective Unit 11
(adj) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation Gandhi was a perceptive man who saw the world and wanted to fix it. 
Synonyms: Insightful, discerning, observant Antonyms: dense, thick, obtuse, dim-witted
Pernicious Adjective Unit 11
(adj) extremely harmful, deadly, fatal The pernicious poison can kill you.
Synonyms: injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious Antonyms: harmless, innocuous, salutary, salubrious
Salient Adjective Noun Unit 11
(adj) leaping, jumping, springing forth, prominent, standing out, conspicuous (n) a land form that projects upwards or outwards The salient young man had striking features The salient is now called an island that is emerging from the Atlantic. Synonyms: (adj) striking, notable, protrusive, obvious Antonyms: (adj) inconspicuous, recessive
Satiate Verb Adjective Unit 11
(v) to satisfy completely, fill to excess (adj) full or satisfied I was satiated completely after eating a 9 course meal.  The satiate cat was all full and sat lazily on its bed. Synonyms:(v) gratify, cloy, surfeit, gorge Antonyms: (v) starve, deprive entirely of
Sear Verb Unit 11
(v) to make or become dry or withered, to char or scorch the surface of, to harden or make unfeeling I want you to sear the tuna lightly so it becomes partially cooked. Synonyms: to make or become dry and withered; to scorch
Specious Adjective Unit 11
(adj) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit The specious theory sounded plausible but lacked the evidence needed to make it a fact. 
Synonyms: deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic Antonyms: valid, sound, solid, genuine