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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
universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
onerous - burdensome
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight