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n00b
(n) sharpness (particularly 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) inteded for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
fecund
(adj) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat
(n) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment
(n) a fabrication of the mind; an 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
sumptuous
(adj) costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous
(adj) present or existing everywhere
abject
(adj) degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
agnostic
(n) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic, (adj) without faith, skeptical
complicity
(n) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
diatribe
(n) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
effigy
(n) a crude image of a despised person
equity
(n) 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
(adj) silly, empty of meaning or value
indictment
(n) the act of accusing; a formal accusation
indubitable
(adj) certain, not to be doubted or denied
intermittent
(adj) stopping and beginning again, sporadic
moot
(adj) open to discussion and debate, unresolved; (v) to bring up for discussion; (n) a hypothetical law case argued by students
motif
(n) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
neophyte
(n) a new convert, beginner, novice
perspicacity
(n) keenness in observing and understanding
plenary
(adj) complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified members
surveillance
(n) a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
sylvan
(adj) pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
testy
(adj) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
travesty
(n) a grostesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; (v) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion