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Sunday, July 26, 2009

ineluctable

Now that’s a truly beautiful word. I just learned it today. It means 'impossible to avoid or evade, inevitable' Let’s all stop and bask in the ineluctable uncertainty of life and love and death. Tomorrow’s ineluctability. Holy shit that’s a word too. This is getting complicated, I’ll stop now.

3 comments:

ben said...

Ineluctable is delectable & horrifying at the same time! delectable, for i want to eat all i want & have. Horifying, for all i lost & will lose in life & death.

Zveshi said...

I wouldn't say that love is ineluctable for all. Some make it their life goal to not find love.
Though I agree that life and death are equally ineluctable ^_^

Michael said...

I've encountered the word 'ineluctable' before, but I've never seen 'eluctable'. Why is that? What about 'evitable'? (Okay, I did find that one in a story by Isaac Asimov.)

How many other words are there that only seem to exist in the negative? There's 'vincible', obviously... and 'heveled'. I thought I had a few others, but I can't seem to think of them right now.

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