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Unit 5 Level G

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Acuity (n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses) s: keenness, acuteness
Delineate (v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially S: depict, picture, render
Depraved (adj.) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles s:perverted, degenerate, vicious, corrupt
Enervate (v.) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring s: impair, cripple, paralyze
Esoteric (adj.) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret s:occult, cryptic, arcane, recondite
Fecund (adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive s: fertile, teeming, prolific
Fiat (n.) an arbitrary order or or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness s:edict, dictum, ukase
Figment (n.) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion s:creation, invention, fancy
Garner (v.) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use s: collect, accumulate, accrue
Hallow (v.) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere s: venerate, bless
Idiosyncrasy (n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify s: eccentricity, quirk, mannerism
Ignominy (n.) shame and disgrace s: dishonor, humiliation, disrepute, odium
Mundane (adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary s:prosaic, humdrum, routine, sublunary
Nuance (n.) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate graduation or shade of difference s:shade, nicety, refinement
Overweening (adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate s: arrogant, unbridled, inflated
Penchant (n.) a strong attraction or inclination S: proclivity, propensity, predilection
Reputed (adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged S:putative, reputable, supposed
Sophistry (n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy s:specious reasoning
Sumptuous (adj.) costly, rich, magnificent s: lavish, munificent, opulent, splendid
Ubiquitous (adj.) present or existing everywhere s: omnipresent, pervasive, universal
Created by: quigleyma
 

 



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