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promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
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
recapitulate - summarize