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::: ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
::: cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
::: antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
::: headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
::: marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
::: salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
::: unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
::: modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
::: gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person