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despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
surpass - exceed
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
soluble - able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death