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    the worthless word for the day is: reluct [ad. L. reluctari, to struggle; but in later use prob. a back-formation from reluctance] 1) to make a determined
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      the worthless word for the day is: reluct

      [ad. L. reluctari, to struggle; but in later use
      prob. a back-formation from reluctance]
      1) to make a determined resistance : struggke
      2) to feel or show repugnance or reluctance : revolt

      "He is apt to reluct against the oppression of task masters."
      - Escape from Toil (1849)

      "I care not to be carried with the tide, that smoothly bears
      human life to eternity; and reluct at the inevitable course of
      destiny." - Charles Lamb, New Year's Eve (ca. 1823)

      -tsuwm
      http://home.mn.rr.com/wwftd/
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