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clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
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
memento - token; reminder of the past; keepsake; Ex. memento of your visit
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war