Saturday, September 01, 2007

 

Dictionary Corner #6

Atavistic – adjective,

Related or reverting to the feelings or behaviour of the earliest humans: an atavistic fear of the dark

- DERIVATIVES atavism noun, atavistically adverb

- ORIGIN Latin atavus ‘forefather’

Comments:
Thanks! I'll use that word 3 times tomorrow.
 
Whats the story, have you fallen off the face of the planet or what?
 
Hey GG, I had some internet access problems but I hope to be posting regularly shortly!
 
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