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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
aloft - upward; high up in the air
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation