Meaning: slow and relaxed
Synonym: earnest, grave
Sentence: He remained sedate under pressure.
Meaning: expressed or understood without being directly stated
Synonym: implied, implicit
Sentence: There was a tacit agreement that he would pay off the loan.
Meaning: not easily described
Synonym: beige, characterless
Sentence: Their performance was disappointingly nondescript
Meaning: a ghost or spirit of a dead person
Synonym: apparition, bogey
Sentence: feeling so terrified that every shadow became a specter
Meaning: a theory in philosophy that your own existence is the only thing that is real or that can be known
Synonyms: egoistic, self-absorbed
Sentence: regards today's young people as solipsistic slackers who have no knowledge of or interest in the world at large”
Meaning: of or relating to a son or daughter: appropriate for a son or daughter
Sentence: filial obedience
Meaning: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Synonyms: misinterpretation, mockery
Sentence: "the absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice"
Meaning: wary and unwilling to take risks.
Synonyms: chary, guarded
Sentence: "the officials were very circumspect in their statements"
Meaning: characterized by or causing cohesion
Sentence: “a cohesive social unit”
Meaning: avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
Synonyms: dodge, shun
Sentence: "I do not shirk any responsibility in this matter"