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.

(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.

(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.

(adj.) kindly, charitable

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(adj.) definite, clearly stated

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

(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.

(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.

(noun) danger

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased

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

(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.

(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.

(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention

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

(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.