Vocab 5

lavie's version from 2015-09-30 16:55


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Acuity(noun) sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing
Delineate(verb) describe or portray (something) precisely
Depraved(adj) morally corrupt; wicked (viscous, degenerate)
Enervate(verb) cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken
Esoteric(adj) intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
Fecund(adj) producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile (fruitful)
Fiat(noun) a formal authorization or proposition; a decree, arbitrary rules
Figment(noun) a thing that someone believes to be real but that exists only in their imagination
Garner(verb) gather or collect (something, especially information or approval)
Hallow(verb) to make holy (to bless)
Idiosyncrasy(noun) a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual (quirk)
Ignominy(noun) public shame or disgrace (humiliation)
Mundane(adj) lacking interest or excitement, dull (banal)
Nuance(noun) a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound; slight variation in something
Overweening(adj) showing excessive confidence or pride, arrogance
Penchant(noun) a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something (attraction)
Reputed(verb) be generally said or believed to do something or to have particular characteristics (allegedly)
Sophistry(noun) the use of a fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving
Sumptuous(adj) splendid and expensive-looking (lavish, splendid)
Ubiquitous(adj) present, appearing, or found everywhere (omnipresent)

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