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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
denigrate - blacken; defame
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
obese - excessively fat; N. obesity
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
filing - particle removed by a file
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
alcove - nook; recess
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah