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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
surmount - overcome
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
mirth - merriment; laughter
implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe