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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
contaminate - pollute
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
domicile - home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
voluminous - having great volume (as of a garment or container); bulky; large
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind