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contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
libidinous - lustful
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
demerit - fault; bad quality