Jugular [ JUHG-yuh’-ler, JOO-gyuh- ][ noun, adjective ]MEANING :1. (n.) large veins in the neck that bring blood back from the brain
2. (n.) a vital part, vulnerable to attack
3. (adj.) of or having to do with the throat or neck
4. (adj.) of or having to do with the jugular veinUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :The prosecuting lawyer went for the jugular by questioning the credibility of the witness.


Fallible [ FAL-uh-buh' l ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. (of persons) very likely to make a mistake or be misled
2. likely to be erroneous, faulty or falseUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Since we humans are fallible, we have not yet succeeded in building a perfect world.


Maladroit [ mal-uh’-DROIT ][ adjective ]MEANING :inept; bungling; lacking adroitness; clumsyUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Both parties are unhappy about the maladroit way the matter has been handled.


Nefarious [ ni-FAIR-ee-uh’ s ][ adjective ]MEANING :blatantly wickedUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :She was also known for her escapades as a spy and for her various other nefarious activities.


Exogenous [ ek-SOJ-uh'-nuh' s ][ adjective ]MEANING :1. derived or developed externally
2. (Botany) marked by adding woody tissue layers to the stem externally beneath the bark
3. (Pathology) caused by external pathogens or conditionsUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :He said that while there are a few indigenous reasons like genes, heredity etc for obesity, there are more exogenous reasons for the problem.


Clamour [ KLAM-er ][ noun, transitive verb ]MEANING :1. (n.) loud uproar or protest from a crowd
2. (v.) to protest or demand loudlyUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :There was a huge clamour from the crowd as the popular actress stepped out from the studio.


hedonism [ HEED-n-iz-uh' m ][ noun ]MEANING :1. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole good in lifeUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Kings and emperors in ancient times were well known for their hedonism.