Abhor- (verb) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
Although it sometimes feels like I abhor my siblings, I know that, no matter what, I will always love them.

Assent-
(verb) to express agreement; (noun) agreement

In order to choose our team name, we had to gain our team mates’ entire assent on a name that was suitable for our group.

Ambidextrous-
(adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

When my right hand was in a sling, I soon became ambidextrous, because I had to use my left hand to write all the time.

Benevolent-
(adj.) kindly, charitable

I would say that part of being a kind, admirable person is having benevolent feelings for everyone, including your enemies.

Clemency-
(noun) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness

After his mom caught him sneaking off in the middle of the night, he begged for clemency and promised to never do it again.

Dearth-
(noun) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

A dearth of motivation will most likely result in a losing team, because all teams need something to strive for.

Discrepancy-
(noun) a difference; a lack of agreement

It took a few hours to decide what we wanted to do first because there was a huge amount of discrepancy in the group.

Explicit-
(adj.) definite, clearly stated

The teacher realized that her directions were not explicit because all her students were looking confused about the assignment.

Expunge-
(verb) to erase, obliterate, destroy

I was eager to expunge the program because it annoyed me so much, I could not wait to have it gone.

Gape-
(verb) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

When I watched the magician perform at the circus, I could not help but to gape at the magician’s ability to make the table disappear into thin air.

Jeopardy-
(noun) danger

Many people do not realize how not wearing a seatbelt while driving can put them in extreme jeopardy.

Omniscient-
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding

As kids, our parents seemed omniscient because every question we asked them got a wise and brilliant answer.

Parsimonious-
(adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

The wealthy, parsimonious lady donated only ten dollars to the organization when she had enough money lying around to feed an entire country.

Quandary-
(noun) a state of perplexity or doubt

She found herself in a bit of a quandary after she was invited to attend two parties occurring on the same date at the same time.

Quintessence-
(noun) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

For me, the quintessence of math is 1+1, because that is the first and simplest example that pops into my head.

Squalid-
(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased

Being a very neat and organized person, his squalid apartment annoyed me very much.

Supercilious-
(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a felling of superiority

Her supercilious, snobbish personality was the main reason why she did not have many friends.

Truculent-
(adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive, scathingly harsh

Mother Teresa could be described as anything but truculent, because she was the most kind and selfless person around.

Vociferous-
(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention

The little boy was anything but vociferous because he sat quietly, listening to the teacher intently.

Waive-
(verb) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer

She decided to waive her involvement in the program because she knew she would be too busy to participate anyway.