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::: contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
::: blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
::: formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
::: discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
::: sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
::: contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
::: venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky