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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
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
::: predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
::: bolster - support; reinforce
::: infantile - childish; infantlike
::: mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
::: contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
::: saunter - stroll(go for a leisurely walk) slowly; N.
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.