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contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation