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paradox

-noun
-a seemingly contradictory statement the nonetheless expresses a truth

2

enigmatic; inscrutable

- adjective
-mysterious
-puzzling
-unfathomable
-baffling

3

acquiesce

-verb
-to comply
-to agree
-to give in

4

naive; gullible

-adjective
-unaffected simplicity
-lacking worldly expertise
-overly CREDULOUS
-unsophisticated
-naive = innocent
-gullible = easily persuaded

5

autonomous

-adjective
-independent
-not controlled by others

6

futile

-adjective
-completly useless
-doomed for failure

7

indigenous; endemic

-adjective
-native to an area

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ubiquitous; prevalent

-adjective
-characterized by being everywhere
-onmipresent
-widespread
-PERVASIVE

9

pandemic

-noun
-an epidemic that is geographically widespread and affects a large portion of the population

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fortitude

-noun
-strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage
-courage
-bravery