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atavism
resemblance to remote parents rather than to parents
argot
specialized vocabulary for a group, dialect, slang
alliteration
repition of beginning sound in poetry
abstruse
obscure, profound, difficult to understand
irresolute
weak, uncertain how to act
inviolable
secure from corruption, or violation. unassailable.
disaffected
Cause to lose affection or loyalty
deciduous
falling off as in leaves
complacency
self-satisfaction, smugness
coeval
occuring at the same time or place as. Contemporary
cavalier
adj. casual, offhand, dismissive, nonchalant
cavalcade
parade, procession
castigation
severe criticism, punishment