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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
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
amnesia - loss of memory