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jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
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
incorrigible - uncorrectable
menace - threat; V: threaten
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity