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::: pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
::: strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
::: mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
::: allay - calm; pacify