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Acuity
sharpness(particulary 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 (know full meaning)
fecund
fruitful in offspring or vegetaition; intellectually productive (know both meanings)
fiat
the arbitrary order or decree; an arbitrary notion
garner
to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use (know both)
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, wordly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary (know both)
nuance
a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
overweening
concieted, presumtuous;excessive, immoderate
penchant
a strong attraction or inclination
reputed
according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; alleged (know both)
sophistry
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy (know both)
sumptuous
costly, rich magnificent
ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere
figment
fabfrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion