|Engrosses: Devote (oneself) fully to
|He engrosses himself fully in his work.
|Fruitless: Unproductive of success
|He indulged in a fruitless search for the important documents related to his work.
|Inert: Unable to move or resist motion
|A stone is an inert object.
|Infamous: Known widely and usually unfavourably
|Charles Sobhraj was an infamous conman of India.
|Lacklustre: Lacking lustre or shine
|The small girl was staring with lacklustre eyes.
|Malnutrition: A state of poor nutrition
|Malnutrition is an epidemic children in Africa seem to suffering from.
|Sanctuary: A shelter from danger or hardship
|There is a beautiful bird sanctuary on the outskirts of the city.
|Tinge: A slight but appreciable amount
|You can only wish that there is a tinge of truth in his testimony.
|Tolerate: Put up with or to endure
|He learnt to tolerate the heat with great difficulty.
|Afflict: Cause great unhappiness for; distress
|She was afflicted by the death of her parents.
|Ascend: Travel up
|The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope.
|Construe: Make sense of; assign a meaning to
|His behaviour was not difficult to construe.
|Dupe: Fool or hoax
|The immigrant was duped because of his foolishness.
|Elicit: Call forth
|He elicited the support of his family during his hard times.
|Imminent: Close in time; about to occur
|There was imminent danger in mountain climbing during the rainy season.
|Inadvertent: Happening by chance or unexpectedly
|She swept the vase off the table with an inadvertent gesture.
|Nuance: A subtle difference in meaning
|To enjoy the humour, one has to understand the finer nuances of the stand-up artist.
|Paucity: An insufficient quantity or number
|He couldn’t complete his studies due paucity of funds.
|Poignant: Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
|The poignant grief on the loss of a loved one cannot endure forever.
|Salient: Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
|The salient features of the article were very interesting.
|Sinister: Bad, evil, base or wicked
|A sinister plan brewed in the office against him.
|Tranquil: Calm, quiet and peaceful
|The lake reflected the tranquil blue sky.
|Wrest: Obtain by seizing forcibly
|He wrested the knife from the thief.
|Acrimonious: Bitter and sharp in language or tone or actions
|An acrimonious dispute arose in the marketplace.
|Besiege: Surround so as to force to give up
|He was besieged by so many problems that he lost hope.
|Distraught: Deeply agitated especially from emotion
|He was distraught with grief after losing his job.
|Duplicity: Deliberate deceptiveness in behaviour or speech.
|He was successful in fooling a lot of people by his duplicity.
|Egregious: extraordinary in some bad way
|He is an egregious liar and just cannot overcome his habit.
|Emaciated: Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
|The man was described as "emaciated, but alive” by the newspapers, but in actuality he was on the verge of death due to starvation.
|Garbled: Lacking orderly continuity
|It was difficult to understand his garbled version of events.
|Impunity: Exemption from punishment or loss
|Diplomats enjoy impunity from the laws of the state.
|Incipient: Only partly in existence
|A vague incipient idea formed in his head.
|Inundate: Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
|He was inundated with job offers.
|Loathe: Find repugnant
|She loathes cats, she simply cannot stand them.
|Pernicious: Exceedingly harmful
|Teachings promoting racial hatred are pernicious in nature.
|Privation: A state of extreme poverty
|At long last, his life of privation began to affect his health.
|Rudimentary: Being in the earliest stages of development
|The village is in rudimentary stages of development.
|Sanguine: Confidently optimistic and cheerful
|He was sanguinely positive about his victory.
|Squeamish: Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
|He was so squeamish that he wouldn’t touch the door handle.
|Ubiquitous: Being present everywhere at once
|The office staff marvelled at the ubiquitous appearance of the boss.