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20 terms

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