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legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner