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embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
chaotic - in utter disorder