contrived

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artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc. contrivance
elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade contrivance , dodge , stratagem
impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived) effect
contrived or fantastic idea figment
(Norse mythology) trickster; god of discord and mischief; contrived death of Balder and was overcome by Thor Loki
something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency make-do , makeshift , stopgap
(Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention schtick , schtik , shtick , shtik
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