20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford: Level G Unit 5 Vocabulary

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Acuity
(n.) Sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
Delineate
(v.) To portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially.
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.
Esoteric
(adj.) Intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret.
Fecund
(adj.) Fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive.
Fiat
(n.) An arbitrary 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
(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, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary.
Nuance
(n.) A subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality)
Overweening
(adj.) Conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate.
Penchant
(n.) A strong attraction or inclination.
Reputed
(adj.) According to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged.
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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