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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level G Units 5-6

Terms

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acuity
sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate
to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
depraved
marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
enervate
to weaken or lessen the mental moral or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
fecund
fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat
an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment
a fabrication of the mind; and arbitrary notion
garner
to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
hallow
to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
idiosyncrasy
a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy
shame and disgrace
mundane
earthly worldly relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
nuance
a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality) delicate gradation or shade of difference
overweening
conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant
a strong attraction or inclination
reputed
according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; alleged
sophistry
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous
costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere
abject
degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
agnostic
one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; without faith, skeptical
complicity
involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
derelict
someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; left abandoned; neglectful of duty
diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
effigy
a crude imae of a despised person
equity
the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
inane
silly, empty of meaning or value
indictment
the act of accusing; a formal accusation
indubitable
certain, not to be doubted or denied
intermittent
stopping and beginning again, sporadic
moot
open to discussion and debate, unresolved; to bring up for discussion; a hypothetical law case argued by students
motif
a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
neophyte
a new convert, beginner, novice
perspicacity
keenness in observing and understanding
plenary
complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
surveillance
a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
sylvan
pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
testy
easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
travesty
a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion

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