|Alacrity: Liveliness and eagerness
|He accepted the job offer with alacrity.
|Belittle: Express a negative opinion of
|He belittled his subordinates daily.
|Belligerent: Characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
|The boxer’s belligerent looks scared his opponents.
|Bristle: Rise up as in fear
|The dog’s fur bristled on seeing the big cat.
|Disdain: Reject with contempt
|He disdainfully rejected his brother’s offer of help.
|Dregs: Residue or remains
|The dregs left in the room of the victim showed traces of sleeping pills.
|Duress: Compulsory force or threat
|The witness confessed under duress.
|Euphemism: An inoffensive or indirect expression
|‘Passed away’ is just a euphemism for saying someone has died.
|Feint: Deceive by a mock action
|The midfielder feinted to launch a kick towards the goalkeeper.
|Flagrant: shockingly noticeable or evident, glaring
|There was flagrant violation of human rights during the British rule.
|Inexorable: Unyielding, unalterable
|Shyama inexorably ignored his pleas.
|Laceration: A torn ragged wound
|He had lacerations on feet because he was scrambling through the bushes earlier in the day.
|Octogenarian: Being from 80 to 89 years old
|The octogenarian celebrated his birthday in style with his family.
|Promulgate: State or announce
|His promulgation of the policy proved to be immature and he had to take it back under public pressure.
|Pugnacious: Combative in nature
|Bodyguards are generally pugnacious in nature.
|Rampant: Unrestrained and violent
|There was a rampant growth of weeds during the monsoon.
|Repudiate: Refuse to acknowledge
|The woman repudiated the divorce settlement she had finalized with her estranged husband.
|Scoff: Laugh at with contempt and derision
|There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t scoff at. He was simply an irritated old buffoon.
|Scurrilous: Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language
|Reality TV shows, such as Big Brother, are a mixture of nothing else but glamour and scurrilous language.
|Sordid: Morally degraded
|The sordid details of the case left nothing to imagination.