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Word: serendipity

Definition: gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip


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::: pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
::: lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: apparition - ghost; phantom
::: supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
::: humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
::: skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
::: nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise