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irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
influx - flowing into
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
indiscriminate - choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
filch - steal (things of small value)
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things