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::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
::: ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
::: horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
::: veer - change in direction; swerve
::: institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
::: bucolic - rustic; pastoral