GRE Word List

VIGNETTE

a picture (such as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper

The meaning of the word vignette is a picture (such as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper.

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statelymarked by lofty or imposing dignity
demoniacpossessed or influenced by a demon
terminalleading ultimately to death : fatal
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