|Cumbersome: Difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
|He hit his ankle on a cumbersome piece of furniture.
|Deter: Prevent; show opposition to
|Capital punishment does not deter crime.
|Divulge: Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
|He was charged with divulging state secrets.
|Evolve: Undergo development
|Mankind has been under the constant process of evolution in last 23000 years.
|Fluctuate: Cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
|Body temperatures can fluctuate when you are ill.
|Interrogate: Pose a series of questions to
|The police spent five hours in interrogating the prisoner.
|Site: The piece of land on which something is located
|He has got a job on a building site.
|Allay: Lessen the intensity of or calm
|He did what he could to allay his wife’s fears.
|Bridle: A curb or a check.
|One’s anger should be bridled.
|Commodious: Large and roomy
|The hotel rooms were very commodious.
|Façade: The face or front of a building
|The ornamental facade was very pleasing to the eyes.
|Hulk: A very large person; impressive in size or qualities
|The Hulk is a character one should not mess with, his name is the perfect representation of his qualities.
|Criminals need to be incarcerated to keep the society safe.
|Parable: A short moral story
|Sufi stories are filled with parables and tales that carry a deeper moral meaning.
|Propensity: An inclination to do something
|She hadn’t reckoned on his propensity for violence when she took him in as a tenant.
|Tonsure: The act of shaving the head or part of the head.
|Heads are tonsured at various temples as a mark of respect for the temple god.
|Unkempt: Not properly maintained or cared for
|The garden looked unkempt due to the overgrown weeds
|Unmitigated: Not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier
|She leads a life of unmitigated misery due to her impoverished circumstances.
|Vigil: A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
|The bat was on a midnight vigil.
|Wary: Marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
|My mother always told me to be wary of strangers.
|Antiquated: So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
|The factory is so antiquated, it isn’t worth saving.
|Asinine: Devoid of intelligence
|I have never heard such an asinine discussion.
|Au Courant: Being up to particular standard
|He was wonderfully au courant with the European scene.
|Calumny: An abusive attack on a person's character or good name
|He alleges he was a victim of calumny and dirty tricks.
|Connoisseur: An expert able to appreciate a field; especially in fine arts
|He was a connoisseur of fine wines.
|Convoluted: Having numerous overlapping coils or folds
|Snakes can convolute themselves easily.
|Countenance: The appearance conveyed by a person's face
|He met each enquiry with an impassive countenance.
|Dishevelled: In disarray; extremely disorderly
|She arrived looking flushed and dishevelled at the party venue.
|Fastidious: Giving attention to detail
|He was very fastidious about his appearance.
|Grimace: Contort the face
|She started to sit up, grimaced with pain and sank back.
|Indolent kids can be hard to manage.
|Inebriation: State of being drunk
|One has got to be careful in parties; one never knows when one will be down with inebriation.
|Lampoon: Ridicule with satire
|He was lampooned for his short stature and political views.
|Nemesis: A source/enemy that cannot be beaten
|Unquestionable trust can be one’s biggest nemesis.
|Noisome: Offensively malodorous
|Noisome vapours arose from the mud left on the docks.
|Pittance: An inadequate payment
|Her secretaries work tirelessly for a pittance.
|Sanctimonious: Excessively or hypocritically pious
|He writes smug sanctimonious rubbish for the newspapers.
|The surly waiter spilled the dishes on the floor.
|Tenacious: Stubbornly unyielding
|He is regarded as a persistent and tenacious interviewer.
|Whimsical: Determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
|He had an offbeat whimsical sense of humour.