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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
prototype - original work used as a model by others
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
acrophobia - fear of heights
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done