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Word: atavism

Definition: resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic


More Vocab Words

::: preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
::: whit - small amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
::: irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated
::: clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
::: palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
::: perimeter - outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
::: irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
::: aloft - upward; high up in the air