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::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
::: taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
::: berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
::: factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
::: abjure - renounce upon oath
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount