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edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
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
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
stately - formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote