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obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
frolicsome - prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
integrity - honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
conclave - private secret meeting
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos