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::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
::: fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
::: initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
::: quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
::: equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
::: undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
::: harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
::: galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
::: autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy