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::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
::: clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
::: verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy