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Dec 4, 2013
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ineluctable
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ineluctable
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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ineluctable

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-i-LUHK-tuh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Impossible to avoid: inescapable.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin in- (not) + eluctari (to struggle out of), from ex- (out) + luctari (to struggle). Earliest documented use: 1623.

USAGE:
"These qualms were squashed out of existence by the ineluctable pressure of necessity."
Kate Christensen; In the Drink; Doubleday; 1999.

See more usage examples of ineluctable in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor, writer (1925-1964)

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