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contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
deducible - derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica