Monday, June 14, 2010

alloyed

or

cognate


Both get at what I'm thinking about, but I'm disturbed by the inclusion of "debased or sub par" in almost all of the definitions of alloyed.

And with cognate... I'm thinking of the linguistic definition "descended from the same language or form" but I'm not sold on the word. I'm looking for a more common word but don't know if I'll be able to find one with meanings about relations and origin.

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