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Endings Choked in Pessimism

by La Schiff
end·ing    /ˈɛndɪŋ/ Show Spelled[en-ding] –noun 1. a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season. 2. the final or concluding part; conclusion: a story with a depressing ending. 3. death; destruction. 4. Grammar . a morpheme, esp. an inflection, at the end of a word, as -s in cuts. 5. (not in technical use) any final word part, as the -ow of widow. pes·si·mism    /ˈpɛsəˌmɪzəm/ Show Spelled[pes-uh-miz-uhm] –noun 1. the tendency to see, anticipate, or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes, results, conditions, problems, etc.: His pessimism about the future of… Read more

end·ing
   /ˈɛndɪŋ/ Show Spelled[en-ding]
–noun
1.
a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season.
2.
the final or concluding part; conclusion: a story with a depressing ending.
3.
death; destruction.
4.
Grammar . a morpheme, esp. an inflection, at the end of a word, as -s in cuts.
5.
(not in technical use) any final word part, as the -ow of widow.

pes·si·mism
   /ˈpɛsəˌmɪzəm/ Show Spelled[pes-uh-miz-uhm]
–noun
1.
the tendency to see, anticipate, or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes, results, conditions, problems, etc.: His pessimism about the future of our country depresses me.
2.
the doctrine that the existing world is the worst of all possible worlds, or that all things naturally tend to evil.
3.
the belief that the evil and pain in the world are not compensated for by goodness and happiness.

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