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petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure