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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
demented - insane
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
draft - first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
aegis - shield; protection; defense
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man