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mischance - ill luck
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
humid - damp; N. humidity
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear