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Word: diorama

Definition: life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background


More Vocab Words

::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: satirical - using satire; mocking
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: congeal - freeze; coagulate
::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
::: arraign - charge in court; indict