1. ZealousDefinition: Showing great energy and enthusiasm for something, especially because you feel strongly about it.
Usage: The young boy was zealous about his first day of school.
2. RationaleDefinition: The principles or reasons that explain a particular decision, course
of action, belief, etc.
Usage: The rationale was that faster ferries would reduce traffic but no one considered the problem of the higher wakes.
3. UntenableDefinition: Incapable of being defended or justified.
Usage: The lawyer told his client that if he did not tell him the entire truth any defence that he adopted would fail and make his position more untenable.
4. AbrogationDefinition: To officially end a law, an agreement, etc.
Usage: Nelson Mandela was the anti apartheid champion whose government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through abrogation of institutionalised racism poverty and inequality and fostering racial reconciliation.
5. OptimisticDefinition: Expecting good things to happen or something to be successful.
Usage: Being optimistic is when you are able to look on the bright side.
6. UnseemlyDefinition: Not proper or appropriate for the situation : not seemly.
Usage: Wearing short tops and jeans is forbidden in colleges now as they are deemed to be unseemly and not in line with Indian traditions.
7. Tongue-tiedDefinition: Unable to express clearly or fluently on account of being surprised.
Usage: When she suddenly came across the actor whom she had admired for years
she was tongue tied and could not utter a single word before him.
8. EccentricDefinition: A person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behaviour.
Usage: Geniuses may often be described as eccentric because they can see the world in a different way.
9. WelterDefinition: A large and confusing amount of something.
Usage: Their house looked as if it had been hit by a hurricane with a welter of newspapers, magazines, tapes and clothes everywhere.
10. AdumbrateDefinition: To give a general idea or description of something without details.
Usage: The statement of the witness was simply an adumbration.
11. TyrannicalDefinition: Using power or authority over people in an unfair and cruel way.
Usage: Everyone was afraid of their overbearing and tyrannical boss.
12. AccentuateDefinition: To emphasize something or make it more noticeable.
Usage: Makeup is meant to accentuate a woman's natural beauty.
13. ImmaculateDefinition: Extremely clean and neat | having no flaw or error.
Usage: He had an immaculate record of service.
14. DuressDefinition: - Threats or force that are used to make someone do something.
Usage: "complied with the order only on duress".
15. ComplaisanceDefinition: The inclination to comply willingly with the wishes of others.
Usage: She was a complaisant wife and dutiful daughter.