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cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
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
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
reprisal - retaliation
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical