contrivance

contrivances

Substantiv
the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
  • "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
  • "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

Synonymer

An artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
  • "The plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"

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