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contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures