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a deus ex machina(formal)
a way of ending a play or event that seems false and that involves problems being dealt with too easily Shakespeare produces a very unsatisfying deus ex machina in 'The Winter's Tale' when a statue of the queen comes to life.
if someone speaks ex cathedra or makes an ex cathedra statement, they say something in an official way as if it must be obeyed or accepted His policy pronouncements made ex cathedra angered many of his colleagues.
an ex gratia payment is one which someone makes in order to show that they are kind and not because it is legally necessary (always before noun) The company has refused to admit it acted unlawfully but it has offered the victims an ex gratia payment of £5,000 each.
n. a former spouse or lover. My ex is in town, but we don’t talk much anymore.