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1. Cusec
• Cusec is a measure of flow rate and is informal shorthand for “cubic feet per second”.

2. Pillory
• Attack or ridicule publicly.
Usage: He found himself pilloried by members of his own party.
Synonyms: attack, criticize, censure, condemn, denigrate

3. Raconteur
• A person who tells anecdotes in a skilful and amusing way.
Usage: A colourful raconteur entertained the party.
Synonyms: storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator, relater.

4. Legion
• A vast number of people or things.
Usage: Legions of photographers and TV cameras.
Synonyms: horde, host, throng, multitude, crowd, drove, mass, mob

5. Pre-emptive
• Serving or intended to pre-empt or forestall something, especially to prevent attack by disabling the enemy.
• Relating to the purchase of goods or shares by one person or party before the opportunity is offered to others.
Usage: In a commencement speech at military school, the president announced an expansive new policy of pre-emptive military action

6. Confrontation
• Confrontation is an element of conflict wherein parties confront one another, directly engaging one another in the course of a dispute between them.
• A confrontation can be at any scale, between any number of people, between entire nations or cultures, or between living things other than humans.
Usage:I watched her as she walked away from me, obviously in a temper from that confrontation a few minutes ago.

7. Concussion
• A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function. It usually is caused by a blow to the head. In many cases, there are no external signs of head trauma. Many people assume that concussions involve a loss of consciousness, but that is not true.
Usage: Other symptoms of mild concussion are confusion, dizziness, unsteadiness, loss of judgement, and amnesia around the events

8. Banter
• The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Usage: But he could not resist offering a little light-hearted banter when asked how team management had dealt with the issue

9. Caricature
• A picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.

10. Bereft
• Sad and lonely, especially through someone’s death or departure.
Usage: His death in 1990 left her bereft.
• Deprived of or lacking something.
Usage: Her room was stark and bereft of colour.

11. Spasm
• Involuntary contractions of a muscle, typically harmless and temporary, but can be painful.

12. Soiree
• An evening party or gathering, typically in a private house, for conversation or music.

13. Inscrutable
• Impossible to understand or interpret.
Usage: Rahul looked blankly inscrutable after the death of his father.
Synonyms: enigmatic, unreadable, impenetrable, and mysterious.

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