English Words To Impress an Examiner

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Discombobulate

confuse

Loquacious

Chatty

Replete

filled to satisfaction with food or drink

Mellifluous

pleasing to the ear

Truculent

aggressively hostile

Obviate

do away with

Ululate

emit long loud cries

Esurient

extremely hungry

Anodyne

capable of relieving pain

Aver

report or maintain

Mollify

cause to be more favourably inclined

Aberration

something that differs from the norm

Abhor

detest

Acquiesce

to agree without protesting

Alacrity

eagerness, speed

Amiable

friendly

Appease

to satisfy

Arcane

known only by a few

Avarice

excessive greed

Brazen

excessively bold

Brusque

abrupt

Cajole

to coax

Callous

harsh

Candor

frankness

Chide

to voice disapproval

Circumspect

cautious

Clandestine

secret

Coerce

to make somebody do something by force or threat

Coherent

logically consistent, intelligible

Complacency

self-satisfied ignorance of danger

Confidant

a person entrusted with secrets

Connive

to scheme

Cumulative

building upon itself

Debase

to lower the quality or esteem of something

Decry

to criticize openly

Deferential

showing respect for another's authority

Demure

quiet, reserved

Deride

to laugh at mockingly, scorn

Despot

one who has total power and rules brutally

Diligent

showing care in doing one's work

Elated

overjoyed

Eloquent

expressive, articulate, moving

Embezzle

to steal money by falsifying records

Empathy

sensitivity to another's feelings as if they were one's own

Enmity

ill will, hostility

Erudite

learned

Extol

to praise, revere

Fabricate

to make up

Feral

wild, savage

Flabbergasted

astounded

Forsake

to renounce

Fractious

irritable

Furtive

secretive, sly

Gluttony

overindulgence in food or drink

Gratuitous

uncalled for,

Haughty

disdainfully proud

Hypocrisy

pretending to believe what one does not

Impeccable

exemplary

Impertinent

rude, insolent

Implacable

incapable of being appeased or mitigated

Impudent

insolent

Incisive

direct

Indolent

lazy

Inept

not suitable or capable, unqualified

Infamy

notoriety, extreme ill repute

Inhibit

to stop

Innate

inborn, native, inherent

Insatiable

incapable of being satisfied

Insular

separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off

Intrepid

brave in the face of danger

Inveterate

stubbornly established by habit

Jubilant

extremely joyful, happy

Knell

the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death

Lithe

graceful, flexible, supple

Lurid

ghastly, sensational

Maverick

an independent, nonconformist person

Maxim

a common saying expressing a principle of conduct

Meticulous

extremely careful with details

Modicum

a small amount of something

Morose

gloomy or sullen

Myriad

consisting of a very great number

Nadir

the lowest point of something

Nominal

trifling, insignificant

Novice

a beginner, someone without training or experience

Nuance

a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression

Oblivious

lacking consciousness or awareness of something

Obsequious

excessively compliant or submissive

Obtuse

lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect

Panacea

a remedy for all ills or difficulties

Parody

a satirical imitation

Penchant

a tendency, partiality, preference

Perusal

careful examination, review

Plethora

an abundance, excess

Predilection

a preference or inclination for something

Quaint

charmingly old-fashioned

Rash

hasty, incautious

Refurbish

to restore, clean up

Repudiate

to reject, refuse to accept

Rife

abundant

Salient

significant, conspicuous

Serendipity

luck, finding good things without looking for them

Staid

sedate, serious, self-restrained

Superfluous

exceeding what is necessary

Sycophant

one who flatters for self-gain

Taciturn

not inclined to talk

Truculent

ready to fight, cruel

Umbrage

resentment, offence

Venerable

deserving of respect because of age or achievement

Vex

to annoy

Vociferous

boisterous

Wanton

undisciplined, lewd

Zenith

culminating point

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