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precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
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
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation