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surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
minuscule - (miniscule) extremely small
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
quicksilver - mercury
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event