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collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
aversion - firm dislike
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point