Level G Vocab: Unit 5

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  1. acuity
    (n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
  2. delineate
    (v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
  3. depraved
    (adj.) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
  4. enervate
    (v.) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
  5. esoteric
    (adj.) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
  6. fecund
    (adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
  7. fiat
    (n.) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
  8. figment
    (n.) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
  9. garner
    (v.) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
  10. hallow
    (v.) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
  11. idiosyncrasy
    (n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
  12. ignominy
    (n.) shame and disgrace
  13. mundane
    (adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
  14. nuance
    (n.) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
  15. overweening
    (adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
  16. penchant
    (n.) a strong attraction or inclination
  17. reputed
    (adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged
  18. sophistry
    (n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
  19. sumptuous
    (adj.) costly, rich, magnificent
  20. ubiquitous
    (adj.) present or existing everywhere
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Level G Vocab: Unit 5
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