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hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
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
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
surmount - overcome
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)