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SO - Level G, Unit 5

acuity n. sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate v. to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
depraved adj. marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
enervate v. to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical 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
hallow v. to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
idiosyncrasy n. a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy n. shame and disgrace
mundane adj. earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
nuance n. a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
overweening adj. conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant n. a strong attraction or inclination
reputed adj. according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; alleged
sophistry n. reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous adj. costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous adj. present or existing everywhere
Created by: emaestra