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repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
bacchanalian - drunken
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
coiffure - hairstyle
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg