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Jan 27, 2017
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Miscellaneous words

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quotidian
effluvium
ineffable
visage
inexorable

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inexorable

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-EK-suhr-uh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Incapable of being persuaded, moved, or stopped.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin in- (not) + exorare (to prevail upon), from ex- (out) + orare (to pray, beg). Earliest documented use: 1553.

USAGE:
“Another star who shuffled off this mortal coil before continuing down an inexorable slide toward personal catastrophe and artistic irrelevance: Doors frontman Jim Morrison, whose insouciant visage also graced pulp-stock posters of the time.”
Jim Reed; Join the Cult of Marilyn; Savannah Morning News (Georgia); Jun 6, 2013.

See more usage examples of inexorable in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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