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Word: atavism

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


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::: stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
::: vivacious - lively or animated; sprightly
::: nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
::: kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
::: overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
::: exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
::: untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
::: unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant