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contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
rampart - defensive mound of earth
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast