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::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
::: genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
::: meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere
::: taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
::: cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
::: ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
::: phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: 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