GRE Word List

DIORAMA

life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background

The meaning of the word diorama is life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background.

Random words

WordMeaning
slickmake smooth or glossy; N: smooth surface; Ex. oil slick; ADJ: smooth; glossy; deftly executed; adroit; glib
denouncecondemn; criticize; N. denunciation
ephemeralshort-lived; fleeting
grousecomplain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
unseemlyunbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
skulkmove furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
debunkexpose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.; ridicule
vintnerwine merchant; winemaker; seller of wine
missiveletter; written statement; CF. sent
ominousthreatening; of an evil omen