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volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
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
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions