Group 5A
Acuity: (n) sharpness (particularly of the mind or
senses)
Ex: the acuity of one’s hearing
Delineate: (v) to portray, sketch, or describe in
accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
Ex: delineate the main features of the plan
Depraved: (adj) brought to a state of evil and
corruption, devoid of moral principles
Ex: led a depraved life
Emend: (v) to correct; to alter to serve a new or
different purpose
Ex: emend the report
Enervate: (v) to weaken, lessen the mental, moral, or
physical vigor or, enfeeble, hamstring
Ex: a mind that has been enervated by disease
Esoteric: (adj) intended for or understood by only a
select few, private, secret
Ex: the esoteric rites
Fecund: (adj) fruitful in offspring or vegetation;
intellectually productive
Ex: a remarkably fecund brain
Fiat: (n) a arbitrary order or decree; a command or act
of will or consciousness
Ex: the fiat of conscience
Figment: (n) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary
notion
Ex: just a figment of your imagination
Garner: (v) to acquire as the result of effort; to
gather and store away, as for future use
Ex: garner wisdom
Hallow: (v) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify,
consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
Ex: hallow the field on which they fought
Nerd Note: HP7=Deathly Hallows
Acuity
Delineate
Emend Enervate
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Depraved
Esoteric
Corrupt, perverted, degenerated, vicious
Sharpness, keenness, acuteness
To correct, revise, rectify; to adapt
Occult; cryptic; arcane, recondite
To impair; to hamstring, cripple, paralyze
To depict, portray, sketch, picture
Synonyms: 5A
1. A command, decree, edict, ukase
2. A fabrication, creation, invention
3. Corrupt, perverted, degenerated, vicious
4. Sharpness, keenness, acuteness
5. To consecrate, sanctify; to venerate
6. To correct, revise, rectify; to adapt
7. Occult; cryptic; arcane, recondite
8. To impair; to hamstring, cripple, paralyze
9. To collect, gather, accumulate
10.To depict, portray, sketch, picture
11.Fruitful, fertile, teeming, prolific
Acuity
Delineate
Depraved
Emend
Enervate
Esoteric
Fecund
Fiat
Figment
Garner
Hallow
1. Fiat
2. Figment
3. Depraved
4. Acuity
5. Hallow
6. Emend
7. Esoteric
8. Enervate
9. Garner
10.Delineate
11.fecund
Group 5B
Idiosyncrasy: (n) a peculiarity that serves to
distinguish or identify
Ex: the idiosyncrasy of English grammar
Ignominy: (n) shame and disgrace
Ex: the ignominy resulting from the scandal
Malediction: (n) a curse, expression of hatred and
condemnation
Ex: hurl malediction at their enemies
Mundane: (adj) earthly, worldly, relating to practical
and material affairs; concerned with what is
ordinary
Ex: mundane concerns
Nuance: (n) a subtle or slight variation (as in color,
meaning, quality), delicate gradation of shade of
difference
Ex: a nuance of meaning
Overweening: (adj) conceited, presumptuous;
excessive, immoderate
Ex: overweening pride
Penchant: (n) a strong attraction or inclination
Ex: a penchant for belaboring the obvious
Reputed: (adj) according to reputation or general
belief; having widespread acceptance and good
reputation
(participle) alleged
Ex: the reputed head of a crime syndicate
Sophistry: (n) reasoning that seems plausible but is
actually unsound; a fallacy
Ex: beguiled by clever sophistry
Sumptuous: (adj) costly, rich, magnificent
Ex: a sumptuous feast
Ubiquitous: (adj) present or exiting everywhere
Ex: the ubiquitous eye of the TV camera
1. An eccentricity, quirk, mannerism
2. Ordinary, prosaic, humdrum, routine, earthly,
sublunary
3. An inclination, proclivity, propensity
4. Disgrace, dishonor, humiliation
5. A command, decree, edict, ukase
6. A fabrication, creation, invention
7. Lavish, munificent, opulent, splendid
8. Omnipresent, pervasive, universal
9. A curse, imprecation, anathema
10.Corrupt, perverted, degenerated, vicious
11.Specious reasoning, casuistry
1. Idiosyncrasy
2. Mundane
3. Penchant
4. Ignominy
5. Fiat
6. Figment
7. Sumptuous
8. Ubiquitous
9. Malediction
10.Depraved
11.Sophistry
12. sharpness, keenness, acuteness
13. To consecrate, sanctify; to venerate
14. unbridled, immoderate, inflated
15. To correct, revise, rectify; to adapt
16. occult; cryptic; arcane, recondite
17. To impair; to hamstring, cripple, paralyze
18. To collect, gather, accumulate
19. A subtle variation, gradation, nicety
20. To depict, portray, sketch, picture
21. supposed, alleged, putative
22. fruitful, fertile, teeming, prolific
12.Acuity
13.Hallow
14.Overweening
15. emend
16.Esoteric
17.Enervate
18.Garner
19.Nuance
20.Delineate
21.Reputed
22.fecund