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ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
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
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises