Vocabulary Unit 5

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acuity

(n) sharpnes, keenness

delineate

(v) to depict; to portray in accurate and vivid detail

depraved

(adj) corrupt

enervate

(v) to weaken mentally or morally; cripple, paralyze

esoteric

(adj) intended for a select few; secret

fecund

(adj) prolific; intellectually productive

fiat

(n) edict; decree

figment

(n) fabrication of the mind

garner

(v) accumulate; aquire as a result of effort

hallow

(v) venerate

idiosyncrasy

(n) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify; mannerism

ignominy

(n) shame and disgrace; dishonor, humiliation

mundane

(adj) routine; earthly, worldly; concerned with what is ordinary

nuance

(n) a subtle or slight variation

overweening

(adj) arrogant; conceited; presumptuous

penchant

(n) a strong attraction or inclination

reputed

(adj) reputable; having widespread acception

sophistry

(n) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy

sumptuous

(adj) costly, rich, magnificent

ubiquitous

(adj) present or existing everywhere

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