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Word: microcosm

Definition: small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society


More Vocab Words

::: materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
::: bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
::: compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
::: glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
::: sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
::: chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
::: somnambulist - sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze