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venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
statute - law enacted by the legislature
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
bereaved - deprived of (someone beloved through death)
inextricable - from which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories