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::: mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
::: replicate - reproduce; duplicate
::: imprecation - curse; swearword
::: somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
::: poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
::: brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: 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
::: knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
::: affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally