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Stadlier Oxford G

WCHS Unit 5-G

acuity (n) sharpness (particulary 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) fruiful inoffspring or vegetation; intellectually produtive
fiat (n) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment (n) a fabrication of the mind; and 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; (part.) alleged
sophistry (n) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
ubiquitous (adj) present or existing everywhere
sumptuous (adj) costly, rich, magnificent
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