What is the meaning of ?
whereas contrived means forcefully and cunning means attractive.
Source: The sentence came from Question 2 on this GRE practice question.
2. We were not fooled by his (i)____ arguments; his plan was (ii)____. That even he was (iii)____ by his own reasoning was apparent from his unenthusiastic demeanor.
One of the possible answers for (ii) is cunningly contrived.