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::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: 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
::: autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
::: gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
::: executive - person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
::: quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
::: inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
::: cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
::: exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
::: banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed