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nascent

Chem (of an element or simple compound, esp hydrogen) created within the reaction medium in the atomic form and having a high activity

nascent

[′nā·sənt]
(chemistry)
Pertaining to an atom or simple compound at the moment of its liberation from chemical combination, when it may have greater activity than in its usual state.
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The Duke and Dauphin are liars who instruct Huck in an art at which his capacity for disguises indicates that he is already nascently adroit: Jack invites an ear-minded response, and Huck's pleasure is as much in his own as in Jack's acuteness; both parties are aware that truth exists through the slant.
Damien Echols, a nascently charismatic iconoclast, was deemed the mastermind, probably thanks to his heavy-metal bookishness.