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cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
entomology - study of insects
viper - poisonous snake
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms