luct- +

(Latin: struggle, struggling)

colluctancy
1. A struggling to resist.
2. A striving against.
3. Resistance; opposition of nature.
colluctation
1. A struggling; a contention.
2. A wrestling or struggling together; strife, conflict, opposition.
ineluctability
1. Not to be avoided, changed, or resisted.
2. Incapable of being evaded; inescapable: "Death is considered by many to be an ineluctable destiny."
ineluctable (adjective), more ineluctable, most ineluctable
A reference to something which is incapable of being avoided or evaded; inescapable; certain, inevitable: Utilizing a proper diet and exercise has an ineluctable superiority over an excessive eating and a "couch-potato" existence.
Not to be resisted or changed.
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Bound to happen.
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ineluctably
The quality of being impossible to avoid or to evade.
luctation
An effort to overcome in a contest; a struggle; or an endeavor.
obluctation
A struggling or striving against; a resistance.
reluctance
1. A certain degree of unwillingness: "There was a reluctance to commit himself to the project."
2. In physics, an opposition to magnetic flux; analogous to electric resistance.
reluctancy
A state of being reluctant; unwillingness.
reluctant (adjective), more reluctant, most reluctant
1. Referring to a person who is unwilling to become involved: The boys at school were reluctant to socialize with the new student.
2. Relating to someone who is not very willing to do something and therefore slow to do it: The people waiting for the bus were reluctant to help the drunk get on it when it arrived.
3. Etymology: from Latin reluctari, "to struggle" from re, "against, opposite" + luctari, "to struggle."
A reference to being disinclined to get involved or to participate.
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reluctantly
A reference to not wanting to do something and therefore slow to do it.