Words

knock on wood

"said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future" -- Cambridge dictionary

no-brainer

“something so simple or obvious that you do not need to think much about it” — Cambridge dictionary

sarcasm

A cutting, often ironic remark intended to express contempt or ridicule --American Heritage Dictionary

phantasmagoria

A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever --American Heritage Dictionary

choicelessness

"offering or permitting no choice" -- merriam-webster.com

path of least resistance

“The thing, option, or course of action that is easiest to do; that which avoids confrontation, difficulty, awkwardness, or tension.” — thefreedictionary.com

exaggeration

unreasonable or extravagant overstating or overdrawing in the representation of things --the Century Dictionary

propaganda

systematic effort to manipulate other people’s beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols --britannica.com

investigate

a lot like the word it comes from, investigationem meaning "a searching into," which came from the Latin for "to track a footprint." It's exactly what you do when you investigate -- vocabulary.com

killjoy

"a person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others through resentful or overly sober behavior" -- Google dictionary

oxymoron

"something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements" -- merriam-webster.com

determinism

"a philosophical view where all events are determined completely by previously existing causes." -- Wikipedia

deadline

"a date or time when something must be finished" -- The Britannica Dictionary

healthy addiction

Is this a thing, or is it a contradiction in terms?

free agent

"a person who does not have any commitments that restrict their actions." -- Google dictionary