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Word: fatalism

Definition: belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death


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::: hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: fallible - liable to err
::: mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
::: renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
::: lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
::: ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
::: erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable