|Abattoir: A building where animals are butchered
|Abattoirs are not places where kids should be taken.
|Abject: Most unfortunate or miserable
|The beggars lived in abject poverty.
|Ablution: A washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of a religious rite.
|A lot of devotees take an ablution in the Ganges.
|Acclivity: An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
|The acclivity of the mountain made it impossible to climb.
|Audacity: Fearless daring
|He had the audacity to look at his watch while I was talking.
|Babble: Utter meaningless sounds
|The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention.
|Barefaced: Without disguise; unconcealed.
|Eve-teasers are barefaced individuals who should be put behind bars.
|Chicanery: The use of tricks to deceive someone
|The trial revealed a world of crime, corruption and chicanery.
|Cubbyhole: A small compartment
|Pigeons reside in cubbyholes on the side of buildings.
|Declivity: A downward slope or bend
|He slipped down the mountain as the declivity was too hard to manage.
|Decrepit: Worn and broken down by hard use
|The film was shot in a decrepit police station.
|Dissident: Disagreeing, especially with a majority
|Dissidents are found all too often in politics.
|Docile: Easily handled or managed
|They were docile, obedient children.
|Domineering: Exercise power over someone in cruel manner.
|Domineering characters can be hard to bear.
|Foist: To force onto another
|He foisted his work on me.
|Gavel: A small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
|The judge pounded his gavel to bring order to the proceedings.
|The con-man was immured for life.
|Impasse: A situation in which no progress can be made
|The government finds itself in a state of impasse with respect of the Lokpal issue.
|Imperturbable: marked by extreme calm and composure
|He was cool, aloof and imperturbable in all circumstances.
|Maculate: Spotted or blotched
|Cheetahs are maculates with black spots on their skin.
|Procrastinate: Postpone or delay needlessly
|He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late to help anyone.
|Retort: Answer back
|His sharp retort made an impact.
|Scrawny: Being very thin
|She has a long scrawny neck.
|Tantalize: Harass with persistent criticism or carping
|He would tantalize the dog with food.
|Vacillate: Move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
|She is vacillating over whether or not to marry him.