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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
muggy - (of weather) warm and damp
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
dappled - spotted
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment