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despair
used in To Build a Fire

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Definition
hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • The old-timer on Sulphur Creek was right, he thought in the moment of controlled despair that ensued:
despair = distress (at inability to fix a bad situation)
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