Ineluctable

I learned a new word today: ineluctable.

According to the Shorter Oxford Dictionary it means: Unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.

This wonderful word was introduced to me by Seamus Heaney in his poem Album:

It’s winter at the seaside where they’ve gone

For the wedding meal. And I am at the table,

Uninvited, ineluctable.

From the anthology Human Chain (2010).

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