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::: progeny - children; offspring; descendants
::: evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
::: sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
::: 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
::: potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
::: backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
::: 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