DefianceDefinition open refusal to obey someone or something
Usage He stood up in open defiance of the order to kneel down.
AcuteDefinition 1) very serious or severe
2) less than 90°
Usage Her illness was an acute flu and she was back at work after one week of rest.
DiscernDefinition to perceive or recognize as being different or distinct
Usage It is possible to discern some international trends in economic policy.
AbrasionDefinition 1) a damaged area of the skin where it has been rubbed against something hard and rough 2) the act or process of damaging or wearing away something by rubbing, grinding, or scraping
Usage He suffered cuts and abrasions to the face.
CredulityDefinition the ability or willingness to believe that something is real or true
Usage The plot of the novel stretches credulity to the limit
AversionDefinition a strong feeling of not liking someone or something
Usage Peter was such a paradox he always seems to speak vehemently about losing weight yet he has such an aversion to exercising.
AnarchyDefinition a situation in a country, an organization, etc. in which there is no government, order, or control
Usage That country has been plagued b anarchy for long.
OrnateDefinition covered with a lot of decoration, especially when this involves very small or complicated designs
UsageChristmas trees can oft times end up being very ornate.
CorporealDefinition 1) that can be touched; physical rather than spiritual
2) of or for the body
Usage Corporeal cravings such as hunger and thirst
ComprehensiveDefinition including all, or almost all, the items, details, facts, information, etc., that may be concerned
Usage Sandy's notes from science class were very comprehensive.
PredicamentDefinition a difficult or unpleasant situation, especially one where it is difficult to know what to do
Usage I am in a predicament about my career plans.
AcrimoniousDefinition Scolding sharply
Usage When the employee made the same costly errors in spite of repeated instructions his boss became acrimonious.
SomaticDefinition relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind.
Usage Recollection of a past experience pleasant or tragic can produce equally somatic and emotional residues.
SonorousDefinition having a pleasant full deep sound:
Usage His sonorous voice and deliberate utterance captured the attention of the people
ImplausibleDefinition not seeming reasonable or likely to be true
Usage Her explanation is not implausible