VOCAB WORKSHOP LEVEL G UNIT 5

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acuity

(n.) sharpness (particularly of mind or senses)

delineate

(v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail, to represent pictorially

depraved

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

enervate

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

esoteric

(adj.) intended or understood by only a select few, private, secret

fecund

(adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegitation; intellectually productive

fiat

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

figment

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

garner

(v.) to aquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away as for further use

hallow

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

idiosyncrasy

(n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify

ignominy

(n.) shame and disgrace

mundane

(adj.) earthly, worldy, relating to practical and material affairs; concerened with what is ordinary

nuance

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

overweening

(adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate

penchant

(n.) a strong attraction or inclination

reputed

(adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance or good reputation; (part.) alleged

sophistry

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

sumptuous

(adj.) costly, rich, magnificent

ubiquitous

(adj.) present or existing everywhere

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