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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
appall - dismay; shock deeply
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
mimicry - imitation
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination