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::: defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
::: malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
::: abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
::: imminent - impending; near at hand
::: acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
::: tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
::: repast - meal; feast; banquet
::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism