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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
alleviate - relieve (pain)
belligerent - quarrelsome
stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
noose - loop formed in a rope
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer