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acuity
sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate
to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid details, to represent pictorially
depraved
marked by evil and curruption, 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; an 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, presumptious; excessive, immoderate
penchant
a strong attraction or inclination
reputed
according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged
sophistry
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound, a fallacy
sumptuous
costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere