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Word: retroactive

Definition: 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


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::: impious - irreverent
::: jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
::: distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
::: braggart - boaster; bragger
::: aspirant - seeker after position or status
::: knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
::: deranged - insane
::: agitate - stir up; disturb