di·lap.i·dat·ed=in a state of
disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.
invigorating =making one feel strong, healthy, and full of energy.
deliberation=long and careful consideration or discussion.
incertitude=a state of uncertainty or hesitation.
repercussion=indirect consequence of some action
grumble=complain something in a bad tempered way
dossier(ˈdɒsɪə,-ɪeɪ,-jeɪ)=a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject.
Eg: “we have a dossier on him”
naysayers=someone with an aggressively negative attitude
nestle=move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
feather in cap
decisive=determining or having the power to determine an outcome
edible=fit to be eaten
clamour=utter or proclaim
crescendo=gradual increase in loud
defer=hold back to a later time, postpone
foot in mouth= say something stupid
deference= a courteous expression
underway=currently in progress
yacking=taking incessantly, restlessly
disembark=leave a plane, train or ship
bleak=offering little or no hope
surimise=infer from incomplete evidence
alleyway=narrowstreet with walls on bothsides
simulacrum=an image or representaion of something
knows his onions=to know what one has to know
fiasco=sudden and violent loss
right under your nose= something so obvious that it is overlooked
benevolent= intending or showing kindness
lacuna=a gap, unfilled space
inadvertently= without knowledge or intention
conscientious=wishing to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly
lashing=beating with a whip
brusque=abrupt or offhand in speech
groggy=dazed, weak, sleepy
pristine=in its original condition, unspoilt
try to get fresh with someone=crossing limits, behaving arrogantly
jump the gun=being impatient, impulsive, unwise decision
apartheid= a policy or system of segregation on grounds of race
stereotypical=lacking spontaneity or originallity
insidious= subtle way, but with very harmful effects
exuberate=full of eneregy, excitement
impasse=a situation in which no progress is possible
eulogise=praising and eloquently
rummage=search unsystematically, haphazardly
decisive=determing the ooutcome, unmistakble
finagle=obtain by dishonest or devious means
desert=who lives someone
fret=worry unncessarily or excessively
reminiscence=mental impression and recalled from the past
serendipitous=lucky in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
derisively=in a disrespectful and mocking manner
knee-jerk reactions=action taken without taking any facts or concerns
strip-search=search (someone) for weapons or drugs by having the person remove their clothes
communion=shraing thoughts and feelings
delectable= sooo delicious
paltry=not considered significantly, useless amount
disdain= consider to be unworthy
invincible=unbeatable or incapable of being overcome
vehement=showing strong feeling, passionate or intense
genesis=origin or mode of formation of something
palsy=unable to move body part
crouching=squat, sitting on kneels especially at ticket counter…
peril=source of danger, a possibility of incurring loss
mortification=strong feelings of embarrassment
moniker=a familar name for a person, short versio of name
indecorous=not keeping in good taste and propreity
whimp=a sudden desire
distraught= very worried and upset
shirking= avoid dealing with
pyre=wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
sermon= a religious nature.
conniving=acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
maul=injure badly by beating
stampede=cause to run in panic
miscreant= a person who has done something wrong or unlawful
laxity=qualilty of being lax and
depilate=remove body hair
rubble=remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
mellow=unhurried and relaxed
categorically=absoultey, unconditional, flat
awry=wrong, not functioning properly, away from correct
doused= put off, as of candle or light
penitenet= feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
iota=extremely small amount
vindicate=show to be right by providing proof
stoop=bend one’s back forward from waist on down
forged =fake, for instance a passport
tiff=quarrel about petty points
plummented=drop down sharply
vile=causing nausea, rephrensible
walk the talk= to keep promise, to do what you said to do
repugnant=extremely distasteful, unaccpetable
jest=a humorous anecdote, joke
impetuous = acting or done quickly and without thought or care
intercede=act b/w parties with a view to reconciling differences
pique =arouse, feel irritated
pandemonium=a state of extreme confusion and disorder
concotion=make by mixing, invent, devise
flummoxed=bewildered, be a mystery
repercurssion= a remote or indirect consequence of some action
allay=lessen the intensity of or calm
impregnable=incapable of being overcome, challenge or refuted
promulgated=announce , made public
emulate=strive to equal or match
prudent=careful and sensible
consternation=fear resulting from the awareness of danger
forte=an asset of special worh or utility
espouse=choose and follow
vagary= an unexpected and inexplicable change in situtaion or in someone’s behaviour
conceive=judge or look upon the idea
slander=making false accusastion against someone that will defame the reputation
contempt=lack of respect
hamper=prevent the progress or put at a disadvantage
languid=lacking spirit or liveliness
confluence=a place where things merge, a flowing together
gadfly=who irritates, annoying person
talk through one’s hat=speak matters knows little or nothing about
bolster=support and strengthen
ineptitude=unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
envisage=mental expression of something that is not present or that is not the case
contend=have an argument about something
seasoned=lot of experience in particular activity
prowess=skill that can b learned by stdy and practice and observation
tonsure=a part of a monk’s priest’s head left bare on top by shaving off the hair.
formidable=extremely impressive in strenght or excellence
sermon=an address of a reliogious nature
nincompoop=a stupid foolish person
revived=given fresh life or vigor or spirit
colossal = so great in size or force
oust= remove from position or office
cronyism= favoritism shown to friends and associates
billow=rise up as if in waves (fire smoke)
alighted= come down, to rest
lopsided=having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other
epitah=a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died
awash= covered with water
falter=be unsure or weak
pan out= be a succes
cheesy=of very poor quality, flimsy
inanity=total lack of meaning or ideas
mighty=having or showing great strength
miffed=aroused to impatience or anger
barbed wire= used in fencing looks like having thorns
polarized= cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
feigning =pretence with
Psephology=statistical study of elections and trends in voting
spruce=make neat, smart or trim
surge=rise rapidly, rise and move
mystique= an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
lackey=a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
beholder=a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
clout= a target used in archery
scout= exploring in order to gain information
infotainment= documentary showing facts
trenchant= hard-hitting, having keenness
holocaust=an act of mass destruction and los of life
euphoric=exaggerated feelings of well-being or elation
bounty=award/reward on ones life
morbid=suggestnig an unhealthy mental state
adversary=one’s opponent in a contest
seclude=keep away from others
stole= a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women
sedative= a drug that reduces excitably and calms a person
labyrinth=a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.
verve and brawn= an energitic style and possessing muscular strength
squabble=argue over petty things
scarecow=an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
dodge=avoide (like doding the issue)
chick flick= girls talking stories
demeanour= the way a person behaves toward other people.
sweltering=excessively hot and humid or marked by sweating and faintness.
skullcap=a small close-fitting peakless cap.
ruing=feel sorry for, remorse for.
crummy=of very poor quality. flimsy
garner=collect, pull together.
stale=lacking originality, no longer new.
messiah= a leader regarded as the saviour of a particular country, group or cause.
conpicuous=obvious to the eye or mind.
rebuke=censure severly, angrily, criticism.
straitjacket=a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person.
indignant=in anger at something unjust or wrong.
gnawing=bite or chew on with teeth.
hoards=save up as for future use.
acclimatise=get used to a certain climate.
daunting=discourage because of fear.
Sparring=an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage.
nudge=to push against gently.
camaraderie=the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability.
defunct=no longer existing or functioning
sobriquet=a person’s nick name.
precocious=developing certain capabilities much before than usual.