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uniformity - sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
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
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
scrappy - quarrelsome
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless