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::: 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
::: rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
::: perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
::: impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
::: poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
::: quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
::: conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
::: nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
::: gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.