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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
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work