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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
chronic - long established as a disease
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
convex - curving outward
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation