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fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
azure - sky blue
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen