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permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
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
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance