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contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia