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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
regatta - boat or yacht race
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
scanty - meager; insufficient