Vocab 5- sentences 2

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acuity

It is only in superior mental powers, not in physical strength or ____ of the senses, that human beings surpass other living things.

ignominy

Cleopatra took her own life rather than suffer the ___ of being led through the streets of Rome in chains.

depraved

Like a true fanatic, he considers anyone who disagrees with him on any issue to be either feebleminded or ____.

sophistry

Your language is indeed clever and amusing, but your argument is nothing but a piece of outright ____.

fiat

In a democracy, the government must rule by persuassion and consent -- not by mere ____.

esoteric

The conversation between the computer programmers was so ___ that i wasn't sure whether they were speaking English.

fecund

Her imagination is like a ___ feild in which new ideas spring up like so many ripe ears of corn.

mundane

In that rarefied atmosphere, i was afraid to ask about anything quite so ___ as the location of the john.

hallowed

We will never abandon a cause that has been ___ by the achievements and sacrafices of so many noble people.

penchant

Someone with a pronounced ___ for saying the wrong thing might justly be described as a victim of "foot-in-mouth" disease.

garner

I appreciate all those kind expressions of gratitude for my services, but i had hoped also to ___ some greenbacks.

ubiquitous

Probably no complaint of young people is more ___ than "My parents don't understand me!"

enervate

Scandal and corruption may so ____ an administration that it can no longer function effectively.

idiosyncratic

He means well, but we cannot tolerate his highly ____ behavior in an organization that depends on discipline and teamwork.

overweening

How i'd love to knock the wind out of the sails of that lout's ____ conceit!

nuances

Two synonyms are rarely exactly the same because ____ of tone or applicability make each of the words unique.

reputedly

The alert defense put up by our team completely neutralized our opponents' ___ unstoppable passing attack.

figments

A true sign of intellectual maturity is the ability to distinguish the ___ of wishful thinking from reality.

sumptuous

The ___ banquet was a pleasent change of pace from the spartan fare to which i had become accustomed.

delineate

Few writers have J.D. Salinger's remarkable ability to ____ the emotions and aspirations of the average teenager.

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