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acuity
keenness of perception (physical or mental)
delineate
1. to sketch out, depict
2. to describe in words
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depraved
marked by corruption or evil, perverted
emend
to make substantial changes to text (not just small things)
enervate
to sap of strength, to weaken or destroy vitality or strength of something
esoteric
1. recondite, understood only by a select group of people with a certain knowledge, secret
2. so difficult that few understand it
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fecund
[feh·kund]
1. capable of producing offspring or vegetation, fertile
2. intellectually productive, making many contributions
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fiat
[fee·aht]
arbitrary order or decree, authorization or sanction given by someone with the authority to give it
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figment
something made up or contrived, imaginary
garner
to take on, gain, acquire, amass
hallow
1. to make holy or set apart for holy use
2. to respect greatly, to treat reverently
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idiosyncrasy
habit, behavior, characteristic peculiar to a group or person
ignominy
disgrace, dishonor, public contempt or humiliation
malediction
1. curse
2. slander, speaking ill of someone
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mundane
worldly, not ethereal, commonplace, ordinary
nuance
subtle difference in shade of meaning, color, expression, feeling, etc
overweening
immoderate, to an enormous degree, excessive; presumptuously conceited, overconfident, overbearing
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penchant
a strong and continued inclination, liking
reputed
believed or considered to be true, alleged
sophistry
plausible, but false logic; a believable, but false, argument
sumptuous
costly, expensive, lavish (with visible evidence of expense)
ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere at the same time, constantly encountered, widespread