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cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
mammoth - gigantic; enormous
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
grotto - small cavern
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)