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::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
::: cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
::: aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
::: exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
::: blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
::: prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
::: brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb