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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
artless - without guile; open and honest
innate - inborn
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold