Monday, November 8, 2010




: not to be avoided, changed, or resisted : inevitable

The long Latin ancestral trail behind INELUCTABLE:

luctari = to wrestle; extended meanings: to struggle, to strive, to contend; add the e- prefix to arrive at
eluctari = to struggle clear of; brought in the negative prefix in- to become
ineluctabilis = something that cannot be escaped or avoided; borrowed, transformed, adopted by the English in the early 17th century and became our word of the day,

List of notable wrestling holds, potentially INELUCTABLE when successfully rendered: anaconda vice, camel clutch, clawhold, cobra clutch, crossface, bite of the dragon, neck scissors, tiger feint crucifix armbar, hammerlock, arm-hook sleeper, guillotine choke, straight jacket, tonga death grip, boston crab, gory special, haas of pain, electric chair, gorilla press, lady of the lake, tilt-a-whirl, and skin the cat.

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