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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter