|Conventional: Following accepted practice, customary
|A rebellious fellow, Primtrim always questioned the conventional ways of his teachers’ thinking and tended to make his own theories to explain the things.
|Flout: Reject, mock
|The rule regarding observing a dry day on the Gandhi Jayanti was flouted by the liquor vends without the slightest fear.
|The prices of gold fluctuate from day to day, so it is not possible to give a fixed rate for this commodity.
|Fragile: Capable of being broken
|The fragile items should be packed properly before dispatching.
|Very often, psychiatric patients with serious disorders have hallucinations, e.g., if you tell them a lion is there confronting them, they will really believe it and start crying for help.
|Judicious: Sensible, wise, prudent
|Each solution to this problem has some commendable features, let's make a judicious selection of these features and arrive at a composite solution.
|Jurisdiction: Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
|It is not possible to oust the jurisdiction of the court in any way
|Justification: Defense, excuse
|His justification for his actions didn't impress me.
|Derivative: Unoriginal, obtained from another source
|There is nothing original about Posho Ranjish’s philosophy, in fact, it is a derivative of Neitszche’s ideas regarding human existence and its problems.
|Descendant: A person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor
|The descendants of the Scindia Family still live in the royal fort.
|Eating too many sweets and chocolates can prove detrimental to the dental health of a child.
|Enlighten: To reveal
|"Will you please enlighten me on this topic in details?" the young boy asked the teacher.
|Enrage: To infuriate
|Crowd was enraged due to poor traffic management.
|The smart salesman tried to entice the reluctant customer into buying the spurious-looking gold chain by offering him a huge discount.
|Florid: Flushed or ruddy in appearance, heavily embellished, flowery
|Oh! The florid speech of a poet-prime minister adorned with similes, couplets and long-forgotten comparisons.
|She considers it below her dignity to haggle over a Rs. 10/- purchase with a shopkeeper and straightway makes the payment.
|Hamper: To interfere with the operation of, to restrain, to disrupt
|The movement of all traffic on this road has been hampered by the repair work going on for the past two months.
|Handy: Easy, helpful
|A sound knowledge of calculations can prove to be handy in your small business if you do not have a calculator by your side.
|Wow! A child’s innocuous smile that betrays no feelings of guile, malice or ill-will against anybody.
|Insinuate: Hint, imply, creep in
|Their years in parliament had sharpened their wits and made them adept at insinuation.
|Itinerary: Plan of a trip
|His itinerary originally included trips to Varanasi, Mathura and Allahabad, but due to the shortage of time, he could go only to Mathura.
|Juvenile: Characteristic of youth
|The juvenile could not be put into the cage with the adult chimps until it was strong enough to fend for itself.
|Deride: Ridicule, make fun of
|The side-splitting comedy show derides all sorts of social rituals, exposing their illogicality and ends up being great entertainment.
|Pallu's father advised him to desist from joining his friends on the 7-day long trip if he wanted to produce good results in the test.
|Such a desolate place with few human beings and animals around is just about the perfect setting for someone who wants to meditate over some serious matter.
|The despondent appealed in the higher court for justice.
|Deterrent: Something that, discourages, hindrance
|How far the death penalty can act as a deterrent to prevent serious crimes is a matter of hot debate among judges and other penal experts.
|Enigmatic: Mysterious, obscure, difficult to understand
|Very few of his friends could manage to peep into his enigmatic life, which was totally shrouded in mystery.
|Enrapture: To delight extravagantly or intensely
|Her melodious voice enraptured the audience.
|His foot-tapping songs kept the audience enthralled for more than two hours.
|Such a flippant attitude towards your parents should shame you; after all you are there because of them only, they need more respect and regard.
|Ah! The halcyon days of childhood when I had no worries, no tensions and absolutely no responsibilities on my shoulders.
|Hoard: To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation
|They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
|Kavi Piddu's ignominious exit from the high post could have been avoided, had he chosen the more graceful path of resigning on his own, after the scandal became public.
|His appetite for money and power was insatiable, so much so that any amount of it was just not enough.
|The inscrutable, reserved movie-star's ways could knotty be understood even by close friends, who often complained of his being too shrouded in mystery.
|He was as poisonous as a cobra, and as insidious as a fox.
|Jovial: Good humored
|His jovial nature led him to laugh off even very serious downturns in life.
|The Zimbabwe team was in a jubilant mood after their series victory over the Indians.
|Jurisprudence: Science of law
|Jurisprudence demands equal punishment for both the culprit and his accomplice.