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animated - lively; spirited
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
calamity - disaster; misery