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deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
descry - catch sight of (something distant)
minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
asteroid - small planet