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fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
nuptial - of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.