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fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion