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vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
duration - length of time something lasts
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies