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::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
::: sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
::: concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
::: visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
::: whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
::: mammoth - gigantic; enormous