Concise means brief.
Since I get bored easily, I only read concise stories under fifty pages.
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Affluent means wealthy.
When the economy crashed, many affluent people became poor.
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Daunting means challenging.
If you have never been skydiving, it might appear somewhat daunting to you.
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Beguile means to trick.
The con artist worked to beguile the innocent couple with promises of easy money.
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Abhor means hate.
Work at a job that you love, not one that you abhor.
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Chastise means to scold.
Sometimes, Mary will chastise her teenage daughter about texting while driving.
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Banal means boring.
Professor Hamm’s lectures are so banal they cause me to fall asleep.
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Acerbic describes a bitter taste or remark.
Although I appreciate constructive criticism, I see no value in acerbic remarks.
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Derelict means abandoned.
Because many businesses closed during the economic crisis, the city is now filled with derelict shops and empty factories.
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Capricious describes something changeable.
Even though the couple wanted to get married outside, they knew their ceremony depended on the capricious weather.
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