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maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
disgruntle - make discontented