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retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
patois - local or provincial dialect
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)