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contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
indict - charge; N. indictment
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular