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juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
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
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
retinue - following; attendants