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contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
artless - without guile; open and honest
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction