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20 Cards in this Set

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acuity (n.)
sharpness(particularly of the mind or senses)
syn: keenness, acuteness
ant: dullness, obtuseness
delineate (v.)
to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorally
syn: depict, picture, render
depraved (adj.)
marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
syn: perverted, degenerate, vicious, corrupt
ant: moral, virtuous, upright, uncorrupted
enervate (v.)
to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
syn: impair, cripple, paralyze
ant: invigorate, strengthen, buttress
esoteric (adj.)
intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
syn: occult, cryptic, arcane, recondite
ant: accessible, comprehensible, intelligible
fecund (adj.)
fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intelectually productive
syn: fertilt, teeming, prolific
ant: infertile, barren, unproductive
fiat (n.)
an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
syn: edict, dictum, ukase
figment (n.)
a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
syn: creation, invention, fancy
garner (v.)
to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
syn: collect, accumulate, accrue
ant: scatter, squander, waste, dissipate
hallow (v.)
to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
syn: venerate, bless
ant: desecrate, defile, profane
idiosyncrasy (n.)
a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
syn: eccentricity, quirk, mannerism
ignominy (n.)
shame and disgrace
syn: dishonor, humiliation, disrepute, odium
ant: honor, glory, acclaim
Mundane (adj.)
earthly,worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
syn: prosaic, humdrum, routine, sublunary
ant: heavenly, unworldly, spiritual, transcendental
nuance (n.)
a subtle or slight variation(as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
syn: shade, nicety, refinement
overweening (adj.)
conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
syn: arrogant, unbridled, inflated
ant:restrained,understated, modest, meek
penchant (n.)
a strong attraction or inclination
syn: proclivity, propensity, predilection
ant: disinclination, aversion
reputed (adj.)
according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged
syn: putative, reputable, supposed
ant: proven, corroborated, authenticated
sophistry (n.)
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
syn: specious reasoning
sumptuous (adj.)
costly, rich, magnificent
syn: lavish, munificent, opulent, splendid
ant: skimpy, meager, stingy, niggardly, spartan
obiquitous (adj.)
present or existing everywhere
syn: omnipresent, pervasive, universal
ant:restricted, limited, rare, scarce