|Aspire: Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
|He aspired to get admission in IIM.
|Cache: A hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
|A cache of weapons and explosives was found by the police.
|Comprehensive: Including all or everything
|The three month course included a comprehensive study of all the subjects.
|Curtail: Place restrictions on
|Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries.
|Permeate: Spread or diffuse through
|Water permeates sand easily.
|Relegate: Refer to another person for decision or judgment
|She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues.
|Saturate: Infuse or fill completely
|The market has been saturated with paintings like that.
|Sedentary: Requiring sitting or little activity
|He was forced to lead a sedentary life due to his illness.
|Altruistic: Showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
|His motives of social service are not entirely altruistic.
|Coerce: To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
|Her uncle coerced her into matrimony against her wishes.
|Coterie: An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
|The songs he recorded were written by a coterie of dedicated writers.
|Coup: A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
|They ousted the chairman in a boardroom coup.
|Embellish: Make more beautiful
|The boat was embellished with red and blue carvings.
|Frugal: Avoiding waste
|His diet was frugal.
|Jeopardize: Pose a threat to; present a danger to
|He jeopardized his life to save the child from drowning.
|Overt: Open and observable; not secret or hidden
|He gathered information overtly and covertly.
|Premise: A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
|On the premise of a monetary benefit, he drew up the contract immediately.
|Progeny: The immediate descendants of a person
|They set aside funds to ensure the welfare of their progeny.
|Prolific: Bearing in abundance especially offspring
|Closer planting will give you a more prolific crop.
|Strife: Lack of agreement or harmony
|There was continuous strife between the husband and the wife.
|Surmise: Infer from incomplete evidence
|After hearing the disjointed facts the judge surmised that the witness had a lot to hide.
|Amorous: Inclined toward or displaying love
|She is the object of his amorous intentions.
|Antithesis: Exact opposite
|His theory is an antithesis of mine.
|Bulwark: An embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
|The mutineers built a bulwark against the English.
|Corroborate: Give evidence for
|The affidavit corroborated the lawyer’s statement.
|Cryptic: Of an obscure nature
|The new insurance policy is written without any cryptic or mysterious terms.
|Cupidity: Extreme greed for material wealth
|Politicians are well-known for their greed and cupidity.
|Inchoate: Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
|A vague inchoate idea formed in his mind to go to a bigger city for a better job.
|Incredulous: Not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
|Incredulous stories about flying saucers were being circulated just to scare the kids in the community.
|Inveigh: Complain bitterly
|The housekeeper had good reason to inveigh against the facilities provided to her.
|Legion: A vast multitude
|His sense of humour won him a legion of friends.
|Megalomania: A psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
|His single-mindedness to succeed never veered into megalomania.
|Nettle: Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
|The shop-keeper got nettled by the irritable behaviour of some of the customers.
|Phlegmatic: Showing little emotion
|His father was a phlegmatic and an undemonstrative person.
|Profligate: Recklessly wasteful
|The opulent wedding was the most profligate example of wasteful expenditure.
|Propitious: Presenting favourable circumstances.
|He asked the priests for the most propitious moment to launch his campaign.
|Repress: Put down by force or intimidation
|The voice of the freedom fighters was repressed during the British rule.
|Temerity: Fearless daring
|Very few patients have the temerity to challenge their doctors.
|Virtuosity: Technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso
|At that time his virtuosity on the trumpet had no parallel in jazz.
|Zealous: Marked by active interest and enthusiasm
|The marketing team was very zealous to achieve their goals.