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hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
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
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
belittle - disparage; depreciate
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
abbreviate - shorten
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
trite - hackneyed; commonplace