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1.Paroxysm (n): A sudden attack or outburst of a particular emotion or activity.
Synonyms: Convulsion, seizure, outburst, outbreak
Use: Nation went into paroxysms of rage over the alleged eulogisation of Afzal Guru.
2.Ghettoised (v): Put in or restrict to an isolated
Synonyms: Isolate,insulate.
Use: Minority communalism can never be compared with majority communalism, for the former is ghettoised and mainly feeds upon its own people.
3.Brute (adj): Unreasoning and animal-like.
Synonyms: Savage, beast, monster barbarian
Use: A brute struggle for political superiority.
4.Scourge (n): A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.
Synonyms: Horsewhip, lash, strap, birch, switch, flail
Use: The scourge and cycle of communal hatred and violence can be stopped only by common people.
5.Outpace (v): Go, rise, or improve faster.
Synonyms: Outrun,outstrip.
Use: Women are outpacing men on searches related to food, entertainment (family television), health and fitness.
1.Travesty (n): Absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Synonyms: Distortion,mockery, perversion, parody, caricature.
Use: Mr Mallya departure without paying the dues to the government would be a “travesty of justice”.
2.Hound (v): Persecute or pursue relentlessly.
Synonyms: Trouble, annoy, badger, torment.
Use: Pakistani singer was hounded by the Indian press.
3.Mogul (n): An important or powerful person.
Synonyms: Magnate, tycoon,grandee, mandarin.
Use: Mr. Trump, as the business mogul vows to “Make America Great Again!”.
4.Coax (v): Obtain something from (someone) by gradual or gentle persuasion.
Synonyms: Persuade, wheedle, cajole.
Use: We coaxed our fare money out of my father.
5.Inadequacies (n): The state or quality of being inadequate
Synonyms: Dearth,insufficiency, deficiency.
Use: Organisers of the festival acknowledging substantial inadequacies in protocol and security arrangements around the event.
1.Unruffled (adj): Not disarranged or disordered 
Synonyms: Even, Tranquil,Placid ,Calm.
Use: Though he was insulted, he remained unruffled.
2.Teem (v): Be full of or swarming with.
Synonyms: Be plentiful,Bristle,Swarm
Use: The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen.
3.Camaraderie (n): Friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Synonyms: Affinity,Togetherness ,Comradeship
Use: The camaraderie between the two Players saved the match.
4.Vilify (v): Speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner
Synonyms: Disparage,Condemn,Denigrate
Use: The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews.
5.Frivolous (adj): Carefree and superficial person
Synonyms: Facetious,Fatuous,Senseless,Thoughtless
Use: Frivolous questions are a waste of time.
. Fabricate (V): TO invent a story and cheat someone
Synonyms- devise, brainstorm
Use-The attorney claimed that he could prove that all the charges against his client had been fabricated.
2. Heckle (V): To harass with questions or tuants
Synonyms- interrupt, jeer
Use-The speaker could not proceed with his lecture as he was heckled by the audience.
3. Idyllic (Adj): simple and carefree
Synonyms- peaceful, halcyon
Use- We went for an idyllic vacation in a seashore cottage.
4. Meander (V): To move aimlessly
Synonyms- recoil,drift
Use-He spent the afternoon meandering around the streets.
5. Niggardly (Adj): mean,stingy
Synonyms- parsimonious,miserly
Use-we are finding it hard to make the two ends meet on the niggardly pittance we are earning.
1.Cavalcade (N):A series of related things.
Synonyms:Procession, Parade, Motorcade.
Uses:The focus of a cavalcade is participation rather than display.
2.Antagonist (N):One who oppose others.
Uses:In his youth he was an antagonist of Mahomet.
3.Depraved (Adj): Morally bad or Evil.
Synonyms: Perverted,Lascivious,Dissolute.
Uses: kya kool hai hum 3 has been condemned as the most depraved film of the year.
4.Blithe (Adj):Happy or carefree.
Synonyms: Cheerful, cheery, light-hearted, jolly.
Uses:Aman was so blithe about his selection in IIT, that he had a party after his selection.
5.Smug (Adj): Excessively self-satisfied or complacent.
Synonyms:self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself.
Uses:After the exam , Ram had a smug look on his faced.
1.Litigant(N): a person who involved in a lawsuit 
Synonyms- offender, offender
Use-Every litigant was legally required to conduct his own case.
2.Laggards(N): a person or thing that does not go or move
Synonyms- slow starter, idler
Use-The gentleman from Maxico has learned much since 1861; but he is still a laggard.
3.Encore(N): a demand for repetition
Synonyms- plaudits, reappearance
Use- Audience were ?shouting for an encore.
4.Depravity(N): an evil or immoral act
Synonyms- degradation, contamination
Use-Though I believe one reason of their depravity is the badness of the actors.
5.Palpable(Adj): capable of being touched or felt
Synonyms- clear, obvious
Use-A palpable success here for either side must go far to decide the issue of the war.
1.Menace(N): a dangerous or possibly harmful person.
Synonyms- Peril, intimidation
Use-Crime against woman is a menace to society.
2.Effigy(N): an image of a person
Synonyms- likeness, satue
Use-Here lies the effigy of the bishop in a carved and richly gilded tomb.
3.Strife(N): an act of contention
Synonyms- controversy,animosity
Use-20 years of civil strife have left the country's economy in ?ruins.
4.Reconciliation: the process of finding away to make different ideas
Synonyms- conciliation, accord
Use-It took ?hours of ?negotiations to ?bring about a reconciliation between the two ?sides.
5.Purge(N) : to cause something to leave the body.
Synonyms- evacuation, elimination
Use- The results of the election revealed that voters were determined to purge the city of its corrupt officials.
1. Digress (V): To wander
Synonyms- deflect,aberrate
Use-I do not mind her habit of digressing, she's such a good customer.
2. Consummate (Adj): To make something complete or perfect
Synonyms- mpeccable,absolute
Use- The marriage lasted only a week and was never consummated.
3. Attrition (N): A gradual decrease in number
Synonyms- depreciation, attenuation
Use-The difficulty was to overcome its susceptibility to attrition.
4. Exacerbate(V): To aggravte
Synonyms- intensify, exasperate
Use-The pain reliever exacerbated the pain instead of acting as a reliever.
5. Divulgate (V): TO make publicly known
Synonyms- Uncover,exhibit
Use-She merely again urged the Princess never to divulgate the secret.
1.Despondent(adj): depressed, gloomy
Synonyms-despairing, disheartened
Use-she was becoming increasingly despondent about the way things were going.
2.Demure(adj): sober, modest
Synonyms- basful, affected
Use-She wore a demure navy dress with a white collor.
3.Impertinent(adj): rude
Synonyms-impolite, insolent
Use-No teacher can tolerate impertinent behaviour.
4.Haughtiness(N): arrogance and pride
Synonyms-vanity, snobbery
Use-There was a certain haughtiness in her manner that raised the hackles of her classmates.
5.Invidious(adj): hateful, resentment
Synonyms-Obnoxious, detesable
Use-I remonstrated, rather annoyed at the invidious position she was forcing on me.
1.Gregarious(Adj): fond of the company of others
Synonyms-friendly, sociable
Use-Gregarious people are better at work situatons that involve group activity.
2.Magniloquent(Adj): bombastic or boastful
Use-The magniloquent speaker sounded too boring.
3.Wanton(Adj): destructive behaviour
Synonyms-malicious, inconsiderate
Use-His work is pending due to his wanton behaviour.
4.Voracious(Adj): eating and wanting large amount of something
Synonyms-rapacious, insatiable
Use-He has voracious and undiscriminating appetite for facts.
5.Virulent(Adj):extremely bitter
Synonyms-hostile, dangerous
Use-A very virulent form of the disease appeared in china.
1.Abstain(v): To refrain from something
Synonyms-decline, constrain
Use-Ten people voted in favour, five against and two abstained.
2.Assimilate(v): To absorb and incorporate
Synonyms-grasp, incorporate
Use-Immigrants have been successfully assimilated into the community.
3.Arcane(adj): understood by only a few
Synonyms-esoteric, mysterious
Use-This argument may seem arcane to those not closely involved in the world of finance.
4.Discern(v):to be aware of, detect
Synonyms-ascertain, apprehend
Use-She could discern an air of tension in the room.
5.Exalt(Adj): celebrate
Synonyms-august, elevated
Use-The Red house student felt exalted when topped at the sports meet.
1. Parsimonious (Adj.):- Very unwilling to spend money.
Synonyms - stingy; niggard; penurious.
Uses : His parsimonious nature did not permit him to enjoy any luxuries.
2. Peccadillo (Noun):- A small mistake or fault that is not regarded as very bad or serious, minor offence.
Synonyms:- Indiscretion
Uses: If we examine these escapades carefully, we will realize that they are mere peccadilloes rather than major crimes.
3. Perfidious (Adj.):- One who has a treacherous character. 
Synonyms:- treacherous; disloyal
Uses: When Caesar realized that Brutus had betrayed him, he reproached his perfidious friend.
4. Reproach (Verb):- Express criticism towards someone.
Synonyms:- dishonour; opprobrium; disgrace.
Uses: Narendra Modi rebuked one of his MP for his irresponsible behaviour.
5. Reverberate (verb):- have a long or continuous effect.
Synonyms: echo; resonate; resound.
Uses: The discussion with my teacher reverberated in my ears till I stop breathing.
1. Apocalypse (N) :- a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil.
Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy.
Uses: ISIS brings apocalypse in Syria and Iraq.
2. Vicissitude (N) :- a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something.
Synonyms: mutability, fluctuation, variation. 
Uses: The Stark family had been going through a long period of vicissitude and distraction.
3. Grotesque (Adj.) :- a very ugly or comically distorted figure or image.
Synonyms: monstrous, distorted, twisted.
Uses: The statues had been carved to represent evil spirits and had the most grotesque faces, complete with horns and bulging eyes.
4. Eavesdrop (V) :- to listen secretly to the private conversation of others.
Synonyms: listen in.
Uses: If a third party eavesdrops on the communication, the fact will be immediately obvious to the parties of the secret communication.
5. Grandiloquence (N) :- high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation.
Synonyms: grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric.
Uses: Politicians who say nothing but make it sound important are masters of grandiloquence.
1. Vehement (Adj) :- marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.
Synonyms: Ardent ,Emphatic ,Fervent ,Forceful Eager, Earnest.
Uses: The bureau posted a database of the grievances on its website over vehement protests from the financial industry.The bureau posted a database of the grievances on its website over vehement protests from the financial industry.
2. Prevaricate (V) :- be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information.
Synonyms: beat around the bush, equivocate.
Uses: In hopes of avoiding questions about his recent car accident, the actor tried to prevaricate during his interview.
3. Cantankerous (Adj) :- stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate.
Synonyms: bad-tempered, irascible, irritable, grumpy, truculent.
Uses: He is a cantankerous old man who seldom has something good to say.
4. Desolation (N) :- the state of being decayed or destroyed.
Synonyms: devastated, forlornness, loneliness.
Uses: The World War left to coming generations debris, desolation nd filth.
5. Clairvoyant (Adj.) :- foreseeing the future; perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses.
Synonyms: precognitive, second-sighted, extrasensory, paranormal.
Uses: The woman in the tent was said to be a clairvoyant, but she didn't get much business because the public was too doubtful of her claim.
1. Conscientious (Adj) :- characterized by extreme care and great effort.
Synonyms: painstaking, scrupulous, arduous, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome, strenuous.
Uses: He received the employee of the year award because he was conscientious and hardworking.
2. Expostulation (N) :- the act of objecting; the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest.
Synonyms: objection, remonstrance, remonstration, demonstration.
Uses: The Prime minister went out of his way to expostulate his displeasure towards those who vandalized the church.
3. Abstemious (Adj.):- sparing in consumption of especially food and drink.
Synonyms: abstinent, abstentious, abstain.
Uses: The best way to avoid becoming obese is by being abstemious and only eating what is necessary to survive.
4. Brusque (Adj.):- Rough and abrupt in manner.
Synonyms: curt, terse, laconic, uncivil.
Uses: Because they are so busy, bank clerks often appear brusque.
5. Clandestine (Adj.):- Kept secret for a purpose, often for something illicit or evil.
Synonyms: secret, furtive, stealthy, surreptitious, underhand.
1. Inculcate (V):- Teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions,
Synonyms: infuse, instill, instil, implant, fix, ingrain, infuse, impress, imprint.
Uses: My father spent most of his life trying to inculcate me with his values!
2. Fulminate (V):- To make violent or loud verbal attacks.
Synonyms: denounce, inveigh, declaim, make a stand.
Uses: He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare.
3. Fortuitous (Adj):- Occurring by chance rather than by design; Fortuitous means by chance, like a lucky accident.
Synonyms: fortunate, chance, adventitious.
Uses: If you and your best friend's families happen to go on vacation to the same place at the same time, that’s a fortuitous coincidence!
4. Flumox (Adj):- be a mystery or bewildering to.
Synonyms: amaze, baffle, bewilder, dumbfound, mystify, perplex, puzzle, stupefy.
Uses: The president’s conflicting statements left the public feeling flummoxed about the state of the country.
5. Ignominious (Adj):- deserving or bringing disgrace or shame.
Synonyms: black, disgraceful, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful dishonourable, dishonourable.
Uses: By getting drunk and dancing on table tops, a policemen displayed ignominious behaviour at the party.
1. Sartorial (Adj):- related to fashion or clothes.
Uses: His girlfriend often insulted his lack of any sartorial sense.
2. Mettlesome (Adj):- filled with courage or valor.
Synonyms: spirited, game, gritty, intrepid, fearless, courageous, hardy, brave, plucky, gallant, valiant.
Uses: For its raid on the Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Seal Team Six has become, for many Americans, the embodiment of mettle.
3. Cupidity (N):- greed for money.
Synonyms: avarice, avariciousness, covetousness.
Uses: When the president was arrested for theft of company funds, he made no attempt to apologize for his cupidity.
4. Disabuse (V):- to persuade somebody that his/her belief is not valid.
Synonyms: inform, intimate.
Uses: Although my mother tried, she could not disabuse me of my belief in Santa Claus when I was a kid.
5. Propitiate (V):- to placate or appease.
Synonyms: appease, soothe, placate.
Uses: Only an idiot believes he can propitiate his way into heaven by giving the church all of his money.
1. Tenebrous (Adj):- dark and gloomy.
Synonyms: Stygian, tenebrific, tenebrious
Uses: TENEBROUS -> TENT+BRUSH. When you go camping, it is difficult, at night, to find your toothBRUSH inside your TENT because it is so TENEBROUS without street lights.
2. Expurgate (V):- to remove objectionable material.
Synonyms: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, shorten.
Uses: The censor expurgated every reference to drugs and Intimacy, converting the rapper's raunchy flow into a series of Avengers.
3. Tendentious (Adj):- likely to lean towards a controversial view.
Synonyms: tendencious.
Uses: Because political mudslinging has become a staple of the 24-hour media cycle, most of us, despite protestations to the contrary, are tendentious on many of today’s pressing issues.
4. Mellifluous (Adj):- smooth and sweet-sounding.
Synonyms: dulcet, honeyed, mellisonant, sweet
Uses: Lata Mangeshkar has Mellifluous voice!
5. Histrionic (Adj):- to be overly theatrical.
Synonyms: melodramatic.
Uses: she had such a histrionic outburst that one would have thought that she’d been handed a death sentence.
1. Contrite (Adj):- feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses.
Synonyms: remorseful, rueful, ruthful.
Uses: The defendant who plead guilty seemed contrite for his actions, crying a river in front of everyone, and he even went as far as requesting 500 hours community service.
Tricks: I feel contrite because I didn't do it right.
2. Ingrain (V):- produce or try to produce a vivid impression of.
Synonyms: impress, instil.
Uses: His hands were grained with dirt.
Tricks: Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us.
3. Pedantic (Adj):- marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
Synonyms: academic, donnish.
Uses: My father is a pedantic man who usually misses all the vacation fun because he is busy reviewing travel documents.
Tricks: pedantic sounds like VEDANTIC. Any body who follows Vedas is usually a v. conservative and bookish person.
4. Pandemonium (N):- a state of extreme confusion and disorder.
Synonyms: bedlam, chaos, tumult.
Uses: I live a serene and peaceful life, but yours is full of pandemonium.
Tricks: Pan (all) + Demon (devil) + ium (like) = like full of devils (wild place)
5. Paragon (N):- an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept.
Synonyms: beau ideal, idol, perfection
Uses: In the movie, the angel represents the paragon of goodness that will save the world.
Tricks: paragon which is a slipper brand makes products which are models for perfection.

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