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retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
redress - remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
sluggard - lazy person
sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction