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::: cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
::: galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
::: ramification - branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
::: clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
::: plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
::: galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
::: cascade - small waterfall
::: prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner