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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
::: abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
::: amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
::: cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
::: disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
::: irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
::: prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer