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Sadlier-Oxford: Level G; Unit 5 Vocabulary

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Acuity
(n.) Sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
(SYN: acuteness)
(ANT: dullness, obtuseness)
Delineate
(v.) To portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially.
(SYN: picture, render)
Depraved
(adj.) Marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles.
(SYN: perverted, degenerate, vicious, corrupt)
(ANT: moral, virtuous, upright, uncorrupted)
Enervate
(v.) To weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring.
(SYN: impair, cripple, paralyze)
(ANT: invigorate, strengthen, buttress)
Esoteric
(adj.) Intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret.
(SYN: cryptic, arcane, recondite)
(ANT: accessible, comprehensible, intelligible)
Fecund
(adj.) Fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive.
(SYN: fertile, teeming, prolific)
(ANT: infertile, barren, unproductive)
Fiat
(n.) An arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness.
(SYN: dictum, ukase)
Figment
(n.) A fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion.
(SYN: invention, fancy)
Garner
(v.) To acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use.
(SYN: collect, accumulate, accrue)
(ANT: scatter, squander, waste, dissipate)
Hallow
(v.) To set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere.
(SYN: venerate, bless)
(ANT: defile, profane, sacrilege)
Idiosyncrasy
(n.) A peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify.
(SYN: quirk, mannerism)
Ignominy
(n.) Shame and disgrace.
(SYN: humiliation, disrepute, odium)
(ANT: honor, acclaim)
Mundane
(adj.) Earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary.
(SYN: prosaic, humdrum, routine, sublunary)
(ANT: heavenly, spiritual, transcendental)
Nuance
(n.) A subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality)
(SYN: shade, nicety, refinement)
Overweening
(adj.) Conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate.
(SYN: arrogant, unbridled, inflated)
(ANT: restrained, understated, meek)
Penchant
(n.) A strong attraction or inclination.
(SYN: proclivity, predilection)
(ANT: disinclination, aversion)
Reputed
(adj.) According to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged.
(SYN: putative, reputable)
(ANT: proven, corroborated, authenticated)
Sophistry
(n.) Reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy.
(SYN: specious reasoning)
Sumptuous
(adj.) Costly, rich, magnificent.
(SYN: lavish, munificent, opulent, splendid)
(ANT: skimpy, stingy, niggardly, spartan)
Ubiquitous
(adj.) Present or existing everywhere.
(SYN: pervasive, universal)
(ANT: restricted, limited, rare, scarce)

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