Unit 5 Vocabulary

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acuity

(n) sharpness (particularly in the mind or senses)

delineate

(v) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorally

depraved

(adj) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles

enervate

(v) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of, enfeeble, hamstring; cripple

esoteric

(adj) secret

fecund

(adj) intellectually or fruitfully productive

fiat

(n) order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness

figment

(n) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion

garner

(v) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use

hallow

(n) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere

idiosyncrasy

(n) mannerism

ignominy

(n) shame and disgrace

mundane

(adj) ordinary; concerned with what is ordinary

nuance

(n) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality) delicate gradation or shade of difference

overweening

(adj) arrogant, inflated

penchant

(n) a strong attraction or inclination

reputed

(adj) according to reputation; (part) alleged

sophistry

(n) seems plausible but is unsound reasoning

sumptuous

(adj) costly, rich, magnificent

ubiquitous

(adj) present or existing everywhere.

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