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::: substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
::: retinue - following; attendants
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
::: gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
::: manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
::: retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
::: ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
::: judicious - sound on judgment; wise