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fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
alleviate - relieve (pain)
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); รณ
facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign