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conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
monochrome - painting in only one color; ADJ.
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
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
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music