Vocab Unit 5 w/ Sentences.txt

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Vocab Unit 5 w/ Sentences.txt
2013-10-22 22:24:09
Vocab Unit Sentences

Vocab Unit 5 w/ Sentences
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  1. acuity
    (n) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses) // With her ___ in eyesight, she was able to see a mile away.
  2. delineate
    (v) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially // At the beginning of Death or a Salesman, Arthur Miller ___ Willy Loman's house from the city buildings surrounding it.
  3. depraved
    (adj) brought to a state of evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles // The murders Perry and Dick committed were considered ___.
  4. emend
    (v) to correct; to alter to serve a new or different purpose // The teacher ___ the paper that was bombarded with errors.
  5. enervate
    (v) to weaken, lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of, enfeeble, hamstring // The plethora of school work stressed and ___ her.
  6. esoteric
    (adj) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret // The ___ joke was only hilarious to Mrs. Unruh’s 5th hour class.
  7. fecund
    (adj) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive // Active learning leads to a better and more ___ experience.
  8. fiat
    (n) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness // The king has the power to give ___ to his servants.
  9. figment
    (n) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion // The story was just a ___ of her imagination and it never happened.
  10. garner
    (v) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use // The viral video ___ interest from around the world.
  11. hallow
    (v) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere // She ___ her role model and devoted her whole faith into him.
  12. idiosyncrasy
    (n) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify // One of the unique ___ she holds in her family was her photographic memory.
  13. ignominy
    (n) shame and disgrace // The ___ of this situation was his betrayal as he surrendered defeat.
  14. malediction
    (n) a curse, expression of hatred and condemnation // His words were nothing but ___ as he stabbed the voodoo doll.
  15. mundane
    (adj) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary // People’s actions were so stereotypical and ___.
  16. nuance
    (n) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference // The definition of a word can change completely with a single ___ in pronounciation.
  17. overweening
    (adj) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate // The ___ student bragged about his grades and academic awards.
  18. penchant
    (n) a strong attraction or inclination // She had a strong ___ and passion for music.
  19. reputed
    (adj) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged // Her ___ behavior was positive and everyone was happy to befriend her.
  20. sophistry
    (n) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy // The best way to win an argument is to use ___ to confuse your opponent.
  21. sumptuous
    (adj) costly, rich, magnificent // Mr. Gatsby lived a ___ and luxurious life envied and loved by everyone.
  22. ubiquitous
    (adj) present or existing everywhere // Her ___ support motivated him to do well.