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histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
singular - being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid