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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race