|Access: The right to enter
|The access to the mall was very crowded.
|Alleged: Declared but not proved
|He alleged charges of graft on the bureaucrat.
|Controversial: Marked by or capable of arousing controversy
|The issue of death penalty is highly controversial.
|Habitat: The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
|In its natural habitat the hibiscus will grow up to 25ft.
|Invalidate: Declare invalid
|He invalidated the contract by breaking some of its terms.
|Landmark: The position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
|The church steeple provided a convenient landmark.
|Lethal: Of an instrument of certain death
|Snake bites are often lethal.
|Liquidation: The act of exterminating
|The losses he incurred resulted in the liquidation of his assets.
|Mammoth: So exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
|The mammoth building was hideously constructed.
|Accomplice: An associate in wrongdoing
|His accomplice was arrested after a high speed car chase.
|Bias: Influence in an unfair way
|The child took a biased view because of his mother’s judgement.
|Culpable: Deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
|Her maid’s culpable negligence could have caused a blast in the kitchen.
|Cursory: Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
|He took a cursory glance at the headlines in the morning.
|Extrinsic: Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing
|That new facade seems like an extrinsic feature of the building.
|Havoc: Violent and needless disturbance
|The storm created havoc in the village.
|Incisive: Suitable for cutting or piercing
|The teeth of the saw were very incisive.
|Indigenous: Originating where it is found
|The American Black Bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America.
|Gypsies are normally nomadic by nature.
|Persevere: Be persistent, refuse to stop
|He persevered in his task despite all odds.
|Raze: Tear down so as to make flat with the ground
|The building was razed to the ground to make a new and better one.
|Stereotype: A conventional or formulaic conception or image
|His stereotype lectures were getting difficult to attend.
|Abrogate: Revoke formally
|The next minister could abrogate the trade policy.
|Asperity: Something hard to endure
|The asperity of northern winter is well known.
|Complicity: Guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offence
|The junior’s complicity was proved in the offence.
|Declaim: Speak against in an impassioned manner
|He declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society.
|Epithet: A defamatory or abusive word or phrase
|The players uttered a stream of obscene epithets.
|Fetter: A shackle for the ankles or feet
|He saw a boy in fetters in the dungeon.
|Gregarious: Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable
|He is a gregarious person who avoids solitude.
|Interloper: Someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
|She had no wish to share her father with any interloper.
|Paragon: An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
|She was a paragon of neatness and efficiency.
|Precipitate: Bring about abruptly
|The matters precipitated into a fight.
|Preclude: Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
|His involvement in the project precluded his participation in other competitive projects.
|Recant: Officially reject or deny a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
|He recanted the vows he had made due to his mother.
|Scurry: To move about or proceed hurriedly
|The mouse scurried back and forth in the kitchen.
|Sinecure: An office that involves minimal duties
|He enjoyed a lucrative sinecure with a big law firm.
|Stentorian: Used of the voice
|Their grandfather’s stentorian voice always managed to scare the children.
|Supine: Lying face upward
|The dog lay supine waiting for his master to come home.
|Valour: Courage and boldness
|He received a medal for the valour he displayed in the war in Afghanistan.