The following small javascript libraries can be used instead of and as drop-in replacements of jQuery. My favorites (based on size and/or functionality)

1. ki.js: https://github.com/dciccale/ki.js
2. minifiedjs: http://minifiedjs.com/
3. psQuery: https://github.com/pseudosavant/psQuery
4. Zepto.js: Zepto.js
5. riloadr: riloadr

References

1. http://microjs.com/

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