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 for innate
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  INNATE, adj.  Natural, inherent -- as innate ideas, that is to say,
  ideas that we are born with, having had them previously imparted to
  us.  The doctrine of innate ideas is one of the most admirable faiths
  of philosophy, being itself an innate idea and therefore inaccessible
  to disproof, though Locke foolishly supposed himself to have given it
  "a black eye."  Among innate ideas may be mentioned the belief in
  one's ability to conduct a newspaper, in the greatness of one's
  country, in the superiority of one's civilization, in the importance
  of one's personal affairs and in the interesting nature of one's
  diseases.
  

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