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diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
extrovert - person interested mostly in external objects and actions
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative