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atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president