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hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
mason - one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism