|Array: An impressive display
|It was a bewildering display of books.
|Detriment: A damage or loss
|She took a long leave of absence without detriment to her career.
|Hostile: Characterized by enmity or ill will
|The Governor faced hostile crowds when he visited the town.
|Initiate: Bring into being
|She was initiated as a member of the secret mission.
|Lethargic: Deficient in alertness or activity
|He felt too miserable and lethargic to get dressed.
|Longevity: The property of being long-lived
|His longevity vexed his heirs.
|Prominent: Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
|She has a low forehead and prominent eyebrows.
|Rue: Sadness associated with some wrong done
|He was probably ruing his decision.
|Acute: Extremely sharp or intense
|His hearing was unusually acute.
|Congenial: Pleasant, agreeable
|The food at the party was excellent and the company congenial.
|Culminate: End, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
|The meeting culminated without any consensus.
|Deplorable: Of very poor quality or condition
|The working conditions inside the factory were deplorable.
|Doddering: Mentally or physically infirm with age
|The doddering old manservant opened the door to us with great difficulty.
|Gist: The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
|He related the gist of the conversation to us.
|Hoard: Get or gather together
|They’ve begun to hoard food and gasoline.
|Imbibe: Take in, also metaphorically
|He had imbibed a set of mystical beliefs from his cradle.
|Inevitable: Incapable of being avoided or prevented
|The train was inevitably late.
|Intrinsic: Belonging to a thing by its very nature
|Diamonds have little intrinsic value.
|Lucrative: Producing a sizeable profit
|Many of them have found lucrative jobs in private security firms.
|Obscure: Make less visible or unclear
|The stars were obscured by the clouds.
|Paramount: Having superior power and influence
|The welfare of the children should be of paramount importance.
|Sage: Having wisdom that comes with age and experience
|He was famous for his sage advice to young painters.
|Superficial: Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
|He made only a few superficial changes in the original manuscript.
|Tussle: Disorderly fighting
|They ended up tussling with the security staff.
|Aegis: Kindly endorsement and guidance
|He prospered under the aegis of his uncle.
|Ardent: Characterized by intense emotion
|He was an ardent lover of books.
|Aversion: A feeling of intense dislike
|Many people have an aversion to insects.
|Cogent: Powerfully persuasive
|He gave a cogent speech against corruption.
|Conflagration: A very intense and uncontrolled fire
|All the stock was destroyed in the warehouse conflagration.
|Evince: Give expression to
|He evinces distaste by grimacing.
|Jettison: Throw away something encumbering
|When one of the engines failed, the crew jettisoned the luggage.
|Obliterate: Do away with completely, without leaving a trace
|The sandstorm obliterated the footprints of the camel.
|Pinnacle: The highest level or degree attainable
|He had reached the pinnacle of his career.
|Rebuke: An act or expression of criticism and censure
|He had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face.
|Remiss: Failing in what duty requires
|He is remiss in his duties.
|Senile: Mentally or physically infirm with age
|They thought her to be a senile old woman and she let them do so.
|Terse: Brief and to the point; effectively cut short
|He gave a terse one-word answer.
|Transient: Lasting a very short time
|High fashion is very transient in nature.
|Virile: Characterized by energy and vigour
|He was a tall virile man with rugged good looks.
|Vogue: The popular taste at a given time
|Hoops were once the vogue.