Word Of The Day – ATAVISM
(noun) a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
Mnemonic / Pictionary:
1. by ATAVISM you can remember AVATAR, i.e. you are an avatar(incarnation) of one of your ancestors.
2. ATAVISM is a reappearance of an earlier characteristic. Lord Krishna is avatar of Lord Rama.
2. If you are eating ata (a Hindi language word for flour) instead of chapatis/naan like early ancestors did. It is atavism.