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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
satirical - using satire; mocking
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
cession - yielding to another; ceding
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption