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perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
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
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
insurgent - rebellious; N.
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)