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22 terms

Vocab Unit 5

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acuity
sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate
to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
depraved
brought to a state of evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
emend
to correct; to alter to serve a new purpose
enervate
to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of, enfeeble, hamstring
esoteric
intended for or understood by a select few, private, secret
fecund
fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat
an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment
a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
garner
to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
hallow
to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
idiosyncrasy
a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy
shame and disgrace
malediction
a curse, expression of hatred and condemnation
mundane
earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
nuance
a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
penchant
a strong attraction or inclination
overweening
conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
reputed
(adj) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part) alleged
sophistry
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous
costly, rich, magnificence
ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere