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::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
::: categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
::: felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: 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
::: finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
::: spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
::: distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind