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mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
circuitous - roundabout
ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity