GRE Word List

VIGNETTE

small drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene

The meaning of the word vignette is small drawing placed at the beginning or end of a chapter; picture; short literary sketch; short written description of a character or scene.

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