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retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
beeline - direct quick route
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws