TRACE: Follow or mark the course or position of (something) with one's eye, mind, or finger.
ANCESTRY: a person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended.
FORMIDABLE: inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
INFERIOR: lower in rank, status, or quality.
LENGTHENED: make or become longer.
ESOTERIC: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
IGNORANT: lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.