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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
garner - gather; store up; amass
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
tenacity - firmness; persistence
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely