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::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
::: oblivious - inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)
::: cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
::: rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
::: masticate - chew
::: impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
::: deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
::: jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
::: debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement