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previous to consideration a priori
disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion abjuration , recantation , retraction
repetition of word(s) ending previous phrase, rhetorical anadiplosis
severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure anaphylactic shock
date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it) anniversary , day of remembrance
disappointing decline after a previous rise anticlimax
section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem antistrophe
person's social heritage: previous experience or training background
someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior backslider , recidivist , reversionist
notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat cancel , natural
phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon consequence , effect , event , issue , outcome , result , upshot
action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action counteraction , neutralisation , neutralization
something that checks the correctness of a previous check countercheck , double check
contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command countermand
revolution whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by a previous revolution counterrevolution
final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament final
continuity interrupted by previous episode flashback
child of one's father by a previous marriage half brother , half sister
same as previous reference ibid.
food remaining from a previous meal leftovers
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