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brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
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
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
artifice - deception; trickery
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
canto - division of a long poem
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked