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Date: 08 May 2019

Precursor 

[noun] 
MEANING: 

1. predecessor or forerunner
2. a harbinger or indicator of someone's arrival
3. (chemistry) a compound formed as a result of a chemical reaction that during the course of the reaction changes into another compound
4. (biology) a substance that gives rise to another substance

Progeny 

[noun] 
MEANING: 

1. offspring, descendants or young ones
2. a product, result or issue

Provident

[adjective] 
MEANING: 

1. having a foresight or ability to make provisions for the future
2. frugal, thrifty or economical

Refractory 

[noun,adjective] 
MEANING: 

1. (adj.) stubborn, unruly or obstinate
2. (adj.) unyielding or immune to treatment
3. (adj.) difficult to affect, corrode, fuse or reduce especially by means of temperature
4. (n.) something that is refractory and especially that is used in lining a furnace
5. (n.) a substance that has a high melting point

Retort 

[intransitive verb,transitive verb] 
MEANING: 

1. (tr.v.) to answer back or retaliate
2. (intr. v.) to pay back or reply in a caustic manner
(n.) a reply, retort or an instance of retorting