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excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
lascivious - lustful
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature