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sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
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
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
droll - queer and amusing