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to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring

enervate
verb
1st syllable
syn: cripple, impair
ant: invigorate, strengthen

1

costly, rich, magnificent

sumptuous
adj.
1st syllable
syn: lavish, munificent
ant: skimpy, stingy

2

intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret

esoteric
adj.
3rd syllable
syn: cryptic, arcane
ant: accessible, comprehensible he

4

fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive

fecund
adj.
1st syllable
syn: fertile, prolific
ant: infertile, unproductive

5

sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)

acuity
noun
2nd syllable
syn: acuteness
ant: dullness, obtuseness

5

marked by evil and corruption, devoid or moral principle

depraved
adj.
2nd syllable
syn: viscious, corrupt
ant: moral, uncorrupted

5

an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness

fiat
noun
syn: dictum, ukase

7

earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary

mundane
adj.
2nd syllable
syn: humdrum, routine
ant: spiritual, heavenly

8

according to reputation or general belief ; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; alleged

reputed
adj. and part.
2nd syllable
syn: putative, reputable
ant: proven, authenticated

9

to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use

garner
verb
1st syllable
syn: collect, accumulate
ant: scatter, waste

10

a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate graduation or shade of difference

nuance
noun
1st syllable
syn: shade, refinement

11

present or existing everywhere

ubiquitous
adj.
2nd syllable
syn: pervasive, universal
ant: restricted, rare

12

a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion

figment
noun
1st syllable
syn: invention, fancy

14

conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate

overweening
adj.
3rd syllable
syn: arrogant, inflated
ant: restrained, understated

15

to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, reverse

hallow
verb
1st syllable
syn: venerate, bless
ant: defile, profane

15

a peculiarity that serves yo distinguish or identify

idiosyncrasy
noun
4th syllable
syn: quirk, mannerism

16

shame and disgrace

ignominy
noun
1st syllable
syn: humiliation, disrepute
ant: honor, acclaim

17

to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to present pictorially

delineate
verb
2nd syllable
syn: picture, render

18

a strong attraction or inclination

penchant
noun
1st syllable
syn: proclivity, predilection, propensity
ant: disinclination, aversion

19

reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy

sophistry
noun
syn: specious reasoning