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overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
internecine - mutually destructive
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
addiction - compulsive habitual need
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs