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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
prong - pointed projecting part
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener