|Affluent : Plentiful; abundant/ having an abundance of wealth
|The affluent banker had a lot of respect in the city.
|Arbitrary: Based on or subject to individual discretion, at times without preference to reasoning
|The diet imposes daily intake of calories but the daily menu is arbitrary.
|Discern: Detect with the senses
|The fragrance was discernable by its exclusivity.
|Dubious: Fraught with uncertainty or doubt
|They agreed to my arguments but remained dubious.
|Feasible: Capable of being done with means at hand
|The project was feasible as they had the necessary know-how.
|Fiasco: A sudden and violent collapse
|The function turned into a fiasco due to the rain.
|Harass: Annoy continually or chronically
|The army commandant harassed his battalion.
|Jurisdiction: In law; the territory within which power can be exercised
|The jurisdiction of the court is fixed according to the district.
|Oust: Remove from a position or office
|The chairperson was ousted after he misappropriated funds.
|Revert: Go back to a previous state
|We reverted to the old policies of the company and choose to do things as our boss told us to do so.
|Terminate: Bring to an end or halt
|An official accused of dishonesty should be terminated immediately.
|Cognizant: Fully informed; conscious
|The police chief was cognizant of the difficulties faced by his sub-ordinates.
|Confidante: Someone to whom private matters are confided
|The queen called her confidante before retiring.
|Deride: Treat or speak of with contempt
|The teacher derided the student in front of the whole class.
|Disparage: Express a negative opinion of
|Her mother’s disparagement caused her a lot of embarrassment.
|Effigy: A crude representation of a person, at times used for purposes of ridicule
|The crowd burnt the effigies of those tainted politicians involved in the riots.
|Flout: Treat with contemptuous disregard
|The students flouted the rules of the hostel.
|Forthwith: At once, immediately
|Any bureaucrat accused of corruption should be suspended forthwith.
|Laudable: Worthy of high praise
|The NGO made laudable efforts to save the environment.
|Perverse: Directed away from what is right or good
|Her husband took perverse pleasure in foiling her plans.
|Quell: Suppress or crush completely
|He quelled his hunger with water.
|Skirmish: A minor short-term fight
|There was a skirmish over the rules before the debate began.
|Turbulent: being in a state of agitation or tumult
|The flight was delayed due to turbulent weather.
|Chagrin: Strong feelings of embarrassment
|She was chagrined at the imbecile behaviour of the child.
|Consternation: Fear resulting from the awareness of danger
|The small child watched in consternation as the thief took away the valuables.
|Eschew: To avoid; shun
|To eschew one’s duty is never a good sign for an employee.
|Exacerbate: Make worse
|Heavy rainfall in the North-east exacerbated the flood problems.
|Fray: A noisy fight/ A heated dispute or contest
|The electoral candidates frayed publicly.
|Implacable: Not to be appeased, or pacified
|He failed to please the implacable woman.
|Indigent: Poor enough to need help from others
|The indigent ground soldiers were happy to receive the help of the natives.
|Masticate: Grind and knead
|The cows were masticating grass in the meadow.
|Monolithic: Imposing in size or bulk or solidity
|The monolithic architecture of the Mughals impressed everyone.
|Obsolescence: Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness
|The government used policies of complete obsolescence.
|Paroxysm: A sudden uncontrollable attack
|The joker induced a paroxysm of giggling amongst the audience.
|Perfunctory: Done usually and with little interest or care
|A perfunctory inspection failed to reveal the flaws in the structure.
|Precocious: Characterized by unusually early development or maturity
|In some species of magnolias, precocious flowers appear before the leaves.
|The judge reprimanded him for his reprehensible acts.
|Sally: A venture off the beaten path
|He sallied into the wide world beyond his home.
|Stymie: A thwarting and distressing situation
|A problem in thermodynamics stymied half the class.
|Voluble: Marked by a ready flow of speech
|She is a very voluble young woman.