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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
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
opportune - timely; well-chosen
communal - held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
cherubic - angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order