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futile
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • He shouldn't dangle impossibilities in front of himself, as if he were some caged, wired-up lab animal, trapped into performing futile and perverse experiments on his own brain.
    p. 45.7

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