15 terms

Unit 5 Vocabulary Definitions Level G (Grimm Exam)

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acuity
(n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
depraved
(adj.) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
enervate
(v.) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or phyical 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
idiosyncrasy
(n.) a peculiarity that serve to distinguish or identify
ignominy
(n.) shame and disgrace
overweening
(adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant
(n.) a strong attraction or inclination
sophistry
(n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous
(adj.) costly, rich, magnificent
umbiquitous
(adj.) present or existing everywhere