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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
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
weary - tired after long work; V.
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek