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Flashcards in Vocab Chap 5 Deck (20):
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Acuity

Sharpness. Acuteness

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To delineate

To portray clearly. Depict

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Depraved

Marked by evil and corruption. Perverted

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To enervate

To weaken. Impair

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Esoteric

Understood by a selected few. Occult

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Fecund

Intellectually productive. Fertile

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Fiat

An arbitrary order.

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Figment

Fabrication of the mind. Creation

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To garner

To accumulate. Collect

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To hallow

To hold sacred.

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Idiosyncrasy

A peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify. Quirk

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Ignominy

Shame and disgrace. Deep shame

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Mundane

Ordinary. Routine

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Nuance

Subtle change.

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Overweening

Arrogant. Conceited

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Penchant

Strong inclination.

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Reputed

According to reputation or general belief. Supposed

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Sophistry

Reasoning that appears sound but is not.

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Sumptuous

Costly, rich, magnificent. Lavish, rich

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Ubiquitous

Existing everywhere.