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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
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
incur - bring upon oneself
evince - show clearly
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility