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fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
adversary - opponent; enemy
mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial