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desperation

noun

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The first known use of desperation was in the 14th century

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“Desperation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/desperation. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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