Vocabulary Activity 15

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Vocabulary Activity 15
2012-02-03 00:46:26
Vocabulary Activity 15

Vocabulary Activity 15
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  1. delineate
    • (v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate & vivid detail; represent pictorically
    • Synonyms: depict, picture, render, portray, sketch
  2. hallow
    • (v.) to set apart as holy or sacred,sanctify,consecrave,to honor gretly,revere
    • (syn):renerate,buss
    • ant:desecrate,def:le profane
  3. Emend
    • (v.) to correct; to alter to serve a new or different pusrpose
    • Synonyms: to revise, rectify, to adopt
    • Antonyms: to spoil, mar, botch, mess up, damage
  4. figment
    • (n.) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary nation
    • Synonyms: creation, invention, fancy
  5. fiat
    • (n.) an arbirtary order or decree; a command ot act of will or consciousness
    • Synonyms: edict, dictum, ukase
  6. esoteric
    • (adj.) intended for or understood by only a selcet few, private, secret
    • Synonyms: occult, cryptic, arcane, reconcile
    • Antonyms: accessible, comprehensible, intelligable
  7. acuity
    • (n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
    • Synonyms: keeness, acuteness
    • Antonyms: dullness, obtuseness
  8. garner
    • (v.) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather & store away, as for future use
    • Synonyms: collect, accumulate, accrue
    • Antonyms: scatter, squander, waste, dissipate
  9. fecund
    • (adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
    • Synonyms: fertile, teeming, prolific
    • Antonyms: infertile, barren, unproductive
  10. enervate
    • (v.) to weaken, lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of, enfeeble, hamstring
    • Synonyms: impair, cripple, paralyze
    • Antonyms: invigorate, strengthern, buttress
  11. depraved
    • (adj.) brought to a state of evil & corruption, devoid of moral principles
    • Synonyms: perverted, degenerate, vicious, corrupt
    • Antonyms: moral, virtous, upright, uncorrupted
  12. mundane
    • (adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical & material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
    • Synonyms: prosaic, hum drum, routine, sublunary
    • Antonyms: heavenly, unworldly, spiritual, transcendental
  13. penchant
    • (n.) a strong attraction or inclination
    • Synonyms: proclivity, propensity, redilection
    • Antonyms: disinclination, aversion
  14. ubiquitous
    • (adj.) present of existing everywhere
    • Synonyms: omnipresent, pervasive, universal
    • Antonyms: restricted, limited, rare, scarce
  15. reputed
    • (adj.) according to reputation or general belief, having widespread acceptance & good reputation; (part) alleged
    • Synonyms: putativem reputable, supposed
    • Antonyms: proven, corroborated, authenticated
  16. malediction
    • (n.) a curse, expression of hatred & condemnation
    • Synonyms: a curse, imprecation, anathema
    • Antonyms: a blessing, benediction
  17. overweeing
    • (adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
    • Synonyms: arrogant, unbridled, inflated
    • Antonyms: restrained, understated, modest, meek
  18. sophistry
    • (n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
    • Synonyms: specious reasoning, casuistry
  19. nuance
    • (n.) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
    • Synonyms: shade, nicety, refinement
  20. sumptuous
    • (adj.) costly, rich, magnificent
    • Synonyms: lavish, munificent, opulent, splendid
    • Antonyms: skimpy, meager, stingy, niggardly, spartan
  21. ignominy
    • (n.) shame & disgrace
    • Synonyms: dishonor, humiliation, disrepute, odium
    • Antonyms: honor, glory, acclaim
  22. idiosyncrasy
    • (n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish of identify
    • Synonyms: eccentricity, quirk, mannerism