|Domicile: Make one's home in a particular place or community
|The domicile rules of USA are very tough.
|Elapse: Pass by
|Three years elapsed before he met his family.
|Emit: Expel or give off
|The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits.
|Integral: Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
|Honesty was an integral part of his personality.
|Lax: Lacking in rigour or strictness
|The students were lax in attending classes.
|Nominal: Insignificantly small; a matter of form only
|The doctor’s fee was nominal and not exorbitant by any standard.
|Prestigious: Having an illustrious reputation; respected
|He has a prestigious position in the company.
|Rash: Imprudently incurring risk
|Rash driving can cause accidents.
|Ultimate: Furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
|The summer resort provided the ultimate in luxury.
|Conjecture: A hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or without any proof
|He dismissed the idea as mere conjecture having no factual basis.
|Eventuate: To result ultimately
|The pandemic eventuated in the deaths of thousands.
|Flamboyant: Marked by ostentation but often tasteless
|Everyone made fun of his flamboyant way of dressing.
|Fortitude: Mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty.
|The foreigners were typically impressed by the fortitude of the tribal’s.
|Haven: A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
|The school authorities provided for a safe haven for destitute children.
|Ilk: A kind of person
|I can’t tolerate people of his ilk.
|Incoherent: Without logical or meaningful connection
|He gave a turgid and incoherent presentation.
|Inhibition: Something that restrains or blocks
|The political leaders gave speeches without inhibition.
|Meticulous: Marked by precise accordance with details
|The teacher meticulously compiled the results.
|Placard: A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
|The way to the auditorium was written on the placard.
|Remuneration: The act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses
|He did not receive adequate remuneration for his work.
|Sporadic: Irregular / occasional
|The sporadic rise in prices caused lot of discomfort to the common man.
|Truncated: Cut short in duration
|The truncated tree was spread across the road.
|Viable: Capable of living/ practical
|The project was viable as the terms were very flexible.
|Anathema: One that is greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned
|The subject of infidelity is anathema to him.
|Diatribe: Thunderous verbal attack
|The students continued their diatribe against the teachers.
|Expunge: Remove by erasing
|The writer corrected some factual slips and expunged some repetitions.
|Fractious: Easily irritated or annoyed
|He was an impatient fractious young man.
|Importune: Beg persistently and urgently
|He importuned the help of his relatives.
|Incontrovertible: Impossible to deny or disprove
|There was incontrovertible proof of the defendant’s innocence.
|Jaunty: Crisp and dapper in appearance
|The jaunty red hat suited her perfectly.
|Lurid: Horrible in fierceness or savagery
|There was a lurid account of the crime in the newspaper.
|Obviate: Do away with
|One can obviate a future difficulty but not one which already exists.
|Ostentatious: Intended to attract notice and impress others
|The ostentatious feathers in her cap caught everyone’s eye.
|Quip: A witty saying
|He is very good at making clever quips.
|Schism: Division of a group into opposing factions
|Another schism like that and the company will wind up in bankruptcy.
|Subjugate: Put down by force or intimidation
|The rich landowners subjugated the poor peasants working for them.
|Subterranean: Being or operating under the surface of the earth/hidden
|The culprit’s subterranean motives for murder were exposed by Patrick Jane.
|Surreptitious: Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
|There was a surreptitious movement of troops on the border.
|Timorous: Timid by nature or revealing timidity
|The timorous mouse ran hither thither.
|Utopia: An imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
|The small and languid hill town forms part of the writer’s utopia, one that he craves for incessantly.