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vocab Unit 5 D G

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 5 Definitions 12th Grade Level G

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. ab 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 scared, 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 ordnary
Nuance n. a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate graduation 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; part. alleged
Sophistry n. reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound
Sumptuous adj. costly, rich, magnificent
Ubiquitous adj, present or existing everywhere
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