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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.