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diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
throes - violent anguish
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints