fatalistic: (ADJ) Many religions are fatalistic, believing that a God or Gods have predetermined what will happen.
calamity: (NOUN) The levees failing was such a calamity that cost many lives and thousands of people their homes.
quintessential: (ADJ) Yolanda was such a quintessential student that teachers were excited to have her in their class and students looked up to her.
surmise: (VERB) Marshawn surmised that something might be wrong when his son didn’t text him right away. But it turns out Alex was just skateboarding home.
frivolity: (NOUN) The frivolity of the going away party let everyone enjoy themselves and forget that Kelvin was going to be away at boot camp for six months.
brazen: (ADJ) Yelling “no!” was a brazen move, but someone had to stand up against the bully.
exacerbate: (VERB) Collin didn’t want to exacerbate the situation around his grounding by telling his mom that he got a D on his math test, so he hid it from her.(NOUN) The rebuke of her drinking habits didn’t hurt her feelings as much as John thought it would.
subjugation: (NOUN) The American colonies were under the subjugation of the British before the revolution.
retribution: (NOUN) The witness feared retribution, knowing that the criminals believed in “snitches get stitches,” but he felt that reporting the crime was the right thing to do.
rebuke: (VERB) Alexis was rebuked for not coming home before her curfew.
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