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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
fallible - liable to err
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous