Definition: the ability to know something by using your feelings rather than considering the facts
Usage: Her intuition was telling her that something was wrong.
Definition: careful and thorough examination
Usage: Because of their past crimes everything they do now will be subject to scrutiny
Definition: behaving in a relaxed, confident, and pleasant way in social situations
Usage: A suave and sophisticated businessman
Usage: Although the economy shows signs of improving a sense of pessimism remains.
Usage: President Abraham Lincoln is best known for his efforts to emancipate African Americans from slavery.
2) to remove something that is bad or painful from your mind
Usage: She had managed to exorcize these unhappy memories from her mind.
Usage: He had a vacuous expression on his face.
2) the use of magic powers, especially evil ones
Usage: In the conjuring of the souls of the dead necromancy seemed to offer human beings a means of exerting some control over an uncertain world
2) when nothing is created or produced; not successful.
Usage : Contemporary dance is coming onto the arts scene again after a long fallow period.
Usage: A malediction was pronounced against the town and ever since there has been no fresh water there.
ShunDefinition: to avoid someone or something.
Usage: After his divorce he found himself being shunned by many of his former friends.
Usage: He had lived as a vagabond begging for food.
2) causing a person to fall asleep : very boring.
Usage: The sedative makes people very somnolen
MandateDefinition: an official order to do something.
2) the power to act that voters give to their elected leaders.
Usage: It was a mandate that cars not speed on that curve in the road.