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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
compilation - listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
malcontent - person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence