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mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.