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fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
extrovert - person interested mostly in external objects and actions
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)