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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
frail - weak; N. frailty
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain