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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
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views