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endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
guileless - without deceit
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence
philology - study of language or words
emancipate - set free; liberate
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)