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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
maudlin - effusively sentimental
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate