well-wrought

Related to well-wrought: wrought-up, wrought out

well-wrought

adj
(well wrought when postpositive) shaped, formed, or decorated with skill
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With a well-wrought evocation of past events, terrific characterisation, and a truly sinister killer, this is horribly plausible and chillingly entertaining.
Though sometimes bogged down in statistics, essays display the same degree of craftsmanship as the collection's well-wrought poems.
Jenna's grief is genuine and well-wrought, while the peril she eventually faces is convincing.
In some cases, a thesis that turns on a well-wrought pun can be an effective rhetorical strategy, as puns convey complex ideas in exactly the economical fashion that academic discourse necessitates.
Last Week Tonight's" long segments have the kind of thematic unity, intelligent structure and logical crescendos you find in a well-wrought piece of music.
In other words, Trump is a well-wrought fictional character that his public has forgotten is fictional.
The turbulent, contested history for which both of these might serve as synecdoches is a fitting metaphor for the narrative tapestries Seirai Yuichi weaves, for they are of uneven quality and often leave the reader uncomfortable, although this discomfiture is as likely to spring from a well-wrought tale with an unanticipated twist as it is from a story too focused on its own existence as a "piece of art.
Susan's discoveries on what was a quiet Texas college campus hold far greater ramifications than a single sociopath's intentions, and will involve readers in a growing web of terror and tension that's delightfully well-wrought.
Well-wrought remake of a 70s TV movie that's not especially scary, although the grim prologue's unnerving for anyone who's ever had teeth.
They always bore the hallmark of an outstanding writer: the ability to link random ideas, events and thoughts and make them into a well-wrought, thought-provoking discourse.
The wonderfully detailed descriptions of a culture and of geographical areas unfamiliar to most Americans and Europeans are certainly a plus in this well-wrought mystery/police procedural, which has an unexpected and suspenseful conclusion.
Danzi does seem to have had a gift for melody, evident in the many well-wrought and sometimes quite catchy vocal lines.