Vocabulary 15

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

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Vocabulary 15
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2012-05-07 06:08:44
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